Compare LGBT Rights in Italy & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
71 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
79 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
63 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1890
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageCivil unions (marriage rights)
Since 2016
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2015
Illegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2004
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2004
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSecond parent adoption only
Since 2016
Illegal
Intersex infant surgeryParental approval requiredUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 1986
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2001
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
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