Compare LGBT Rights in Kenya & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
18 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
18 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
17 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1930
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1902
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderAmbiguous
Since 2022
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderIntersex only
Since 2022
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2022
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1930
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1930
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 2002
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1941
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2022
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
27% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
9% Favor
90% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
10% Justifiable
65% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
24% Did not mention homosexuals
73% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
14% Yes
83% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
21% Yes
62% No
19% Yes
59% No
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
14% Tolerate
84% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
9% Tolerate
86% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
27% Yes
64% No
24% Yes
55% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
8% Yes
90% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
11% Good place
83% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
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