Compare LGBT Rights in Malaysia & Singapore

Equality Index ?
21 / 100
33 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
16% Support
65% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
24% Agree
65% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
40% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
74% Did not mention homosexuals
26% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
15% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
17% Justifiable
59% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
21% Agree
51% Disagree
28% Agree
39% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
9% Yes
86% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
10% Good place
87% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Male illegal, female legal
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1826
Not legal
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipUnknown
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 1965
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1996
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationUnknownNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
No protections
Same-sex adoptionMarried couples only
Since 1826
Illegal
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryUnknownAmbiguous
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Unknown
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalUnequal
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