Compare LGBT Rights in Jordan & Syria

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23 / 100
35 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
6% Did not mention homosexuals
94% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
1% Justifiable
95% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of Homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
7% Yes
93% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
3% Yes
97% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
36% Good place
51% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1951
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedNot legal
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1952
No protections
Since 1964
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1952
No protections
Since 1964
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1952
No protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellLegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualUnequal
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