Compare LGBT Rights in Latvia & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
51 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
63 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
40 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1992
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageCivil unions (limited rights)
Since 2022
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2012
Illegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1996
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2006
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2006
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2006
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2017
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
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