Compare LGBT Rights in Iraq & Turkey

Equality Index ?
13 / 100
38 / 100
Legal Index ?
4 / 100
43 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
22 / 100
34 / 100
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2024
Legal
Since 1858
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishmentState-enforced
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2024
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2017
Gender-affirming careBanned
Since 2024
Legal
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
Since 2016
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation only
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1858
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 2007
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsUnknownBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1980
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 2024
Equal
Since 1858
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