Compare LGBT Rights in Iraq & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
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Legal Index ?
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Public Opinion Index ?
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25 / 100
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2024
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishmentImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2024
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careBanned
Since 2024
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
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 2007
Blood donations by MSMsUnknownBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 2024
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