Compare LGBT Rights in Israel, Iran, & Egypt

Equality Index ?
59 / 100
4 / 100
12 / 100
Legal Index ?
71 / 100
5 / 100
7 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
47 / 100
3 / 100
16 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1963
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Ambiguous
Since 2000
Same-sex marriageForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2022
Banned
Since 1979
Banned
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipOther punishment
Since 2013
Imprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Legal, but requires surgery
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
UnknownRestricted
Since 2003
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1992
No protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2015
No protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2023
IllegalIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
IllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2021
Banned (indefinite deferral)Unknown
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2022
Not bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1948
N/A
Since 1979
Unknown
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