Compare LGBT Rights in Japan & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
75 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
56 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1881
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageCivil unions (limited rights)
Since 2015
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2018
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationVaries by RegionNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguousIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1947
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1947
N/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
34% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
68% Favor
26% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
66% Strongly/somewhat agree
19% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
69% Support marriage or legal recognition
9% Against
Region not surveyed
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
59% Strongly/somewhat agree
22% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
27% Not much/not at all
46% A great deal/fair amount
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
69% Strongly/somewhat agree
16% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
65% Strongly/somewhat agree
17% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
22% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
41% Strongly/somewhat agree
38% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
43% Justifiable
15% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
71% Did not mention homosexuals
26% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
69% Support
6% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
68% Agree
20% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
44% Agree
10% Disagree
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
68% Yes
22% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
33% Yes
27% No
19% Yes
59% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
56% Support
18% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
28% Yes
30% No
24% Yes
55% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
23% Justifiable
28% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
54% Yes
36% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
28% Good place
39% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
19% Justifiable
34% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
16% Justifiable
39% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
10% Justifiable
53% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
4% Justifiable
68% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
31% Did not mention homosexuals
69% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
3% Justifiable
61% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
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