Compare LGBT Rights in Jamaica & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
24 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
31 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
18 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityMale illegal, female legal
Since 1864
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 2011
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2008
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2004
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1962
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
12% Approve
0%
Region not surveyed
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
20% Approve
0%
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
22% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
16% Approve
84% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
16% Yes
54% No
19% Yes
59% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
13% Yes
64% No
24% Yes
55% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
10% Good place
70% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
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