Compare LGBT Rights in Iraq & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
15 / 100
10 / 100
Legal Index ?
6 / 100
10 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
24 / 100
Not enough data
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
45% Did not mention homosexuals
55% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
4% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Homosexual activityAmbiguous
Since 1969
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1987
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Not legal
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentState-enforced
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousIllegal
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 adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 2007
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)N/A
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentAmbiguous
Since 1969
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