Compare LGBT Rights in Libya & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
11 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
3 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1953
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1953
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
Since 1951
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1951
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1951
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1951
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1953
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
1% Justifiable
92% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
37% Did not mention homosexuals
63% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
19% Yes
59% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
24% Yes
55% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
5% Justifiable
79% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
24% Did not mention homosexuals
76% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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