Compare LGBT Rights in Jordan

Equality Index ?
22 / 100
Legal Index ?
38 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
6 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1951
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1952
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1952
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1952
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
1% Justifiable
95% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
6% Did not mention homosexuals
94% Mentioned homosexuals
Acceptance of homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
7% Yes
93% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
14% Yes
62% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
0% Justifiable
94% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
38% Did not mention homosexuals
62% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
3% Yes
97% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
0% Justifiable
100% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
5% Did not mention homosexuals
95% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
0% Justifiable
98% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
2% Did not mention homosexuals
98% Mentioned homosexuals
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