Compare LGBT Rights in Jordan & Syria

Equality Index ?
23 / 100
21 / 100
Legal Index ?
40 / 100
14 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
5 / 100
27 / 100
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
1% Justifiable
95% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
6% Did not mention homosexuals
94% Mentioned homosexuals
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
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
21% Yes
56% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
0% Justifiable
94% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
38% Did not mention homosexuals
62% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
3% Yes
97% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
36% Good place
51% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
0% Justifiable
100% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
5% Did not mention homosexuals
95% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
0% Justifiable
98% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
2% Did not mention homosexuals
98% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1951
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedNot legal
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentState-enforced
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1952
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1952
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1952
No protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
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