Compare LGBT Rights in Malaysia

Equality Index ?
14 / 100
Legal Index ?
8 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
9% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
10% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
40% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
16% Support
65% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
24% Agree
65% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
21% Agree
51% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
28% Yes
45% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
3% Justifiable
75% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
41% Did not mention homosexuals
59% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
9% Yes
86% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
10% Good place
87% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
4% Justifiable
63% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
29% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1826
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforced
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 1965
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 1826
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
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