Compare LGBT Rights in Malaysia & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
13 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
8 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1826
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesState-enforcedImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 1983
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1997
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 1826
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
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