Compare LGBT Rights in Israel, Jordan, Iran, & Egypt

Equality Index ?
74 / 100
23 / 100
6 / 100
12 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
6% Did not mention homosexuals
94% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
16% Did not mention homosexuals
84% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
1% Justifiable
95% Not justifiable
4% Justifiable
90% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
47% Yes
45% No
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of Homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
Region not surveyed
7% Yes
93% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
40% Yes
47% No
3% Yes
97% No
Region not surveyed
3% Yes
95% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
38% Good place
49% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1988
Legal
Since 1951
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Ambiguous
Since 2000
Same-sex marriageVaries by Region
Since 2006
UnrecognizedNot legal
Since 1979
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishmentOther punishment
Since 2013
Imprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2015
AmbiguousLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Legal, but requires surgery
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknownUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1992
No protections
Since 1952
No protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 1992
No protections
Since 1952
No protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1992
No protections
Since 1952
No protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2008
Single onlyIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Don't Ask, Don't TellIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2018
LegalBanned (indefinite deferral)Ambiguous
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2020
Not bannedNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1948
EqualUnequal
Since 1979
Unequal
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