Compare LGBT Rights in Malaysia

Equality Index ?
14 / 100
Public Opinion
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
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
40% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
15% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
21% Agree
51% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
9% Yes
86% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
10% Good place
87% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1826
Censorship of LGBT IssuesAmbiguous
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 1965
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
LGBT employment discriminationUnknown
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 1826
Serving openly in militaryUnknown
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequal
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