Compare LGBT Rights in Laos & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
48 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
49 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
47 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1990
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1990
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2009
Illegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 2009
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1953
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1953
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1953
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguous
Since 1990
Illegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguous
Since 2012
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
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