Compare LGBT Rights in Malaysia & Thailand

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14 / 100
51 / 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
64% Did not mention homosexuals
36% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
15% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
26% Justifiable
51% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
21% Agree
51% Disagree
42% Agree
23% 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
21% Good place
52% Not a good place
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Since 1956
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1826
Since 1932
Censorship of LGBT IssuesAmbiguousNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 1965
Legal, but requires surgery
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationUnknownSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2015
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2015
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 1826
Serving openly in militaryUnknownLegal
Since 2005
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1977
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Since 1997
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