Compare LGBT Rights in Israel & Syria

Equality Index ?
69 / 100
37 / 100
Public Opinion
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
47% Yes
45% No
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
40% Yes
47% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
38% Good place
49% Not a good place
36% Good place
51% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1988
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2006
Not legal
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1992
No protections
Since 1964
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 1992
Varies by Region
Since 1964
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1992
Varies by Region
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2008
Single only
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2018
Conversion therapyUnknownAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1948
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