Compare LGBT Rights in Iraq & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
13 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
4 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
22 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2024
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishmentImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2024
Illegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careBanned
Since 2024
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryNot banned
Since 2024
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 2007
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsUnknownBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 2024
N/A
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