Compare LGBT Rights in Malaysia & United Kingdom

Equality Index ?
13 / 100
73 / 100
Legal Index ?
8 / 100
85 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
61 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Legal
Since 2000
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1826
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Since 2003
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 1965
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2005
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
Since 2004
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2010
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1826
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 1826
Legal
Since 2002
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Since 2000
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Legal
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 2001
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
9% Good Place
0%
81% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
17% Favor
82% Oppose
74% Favor
22% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
78% Support marriage or legal recognition
13% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
19% Not much/not at all
64% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
77% Strongly/somewhat agree
15% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
47% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
40% Strongly/somewhat agree
40% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
47% Strongly/somewhat agree
38% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
36% Strongly/somewhat agree
48% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
10% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
62% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
40% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
95% Did not mention homosexuals
4% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
16% Support
65% Against
82% Support
7% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
24% Agree
65% Disagree
72% Agree
19% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
21% Agree
51% Disagree
62% Agree
15% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
86% Yes
11% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
30% Yes
47% No
48% Yes
29% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
Region not surveyed
77% Support
10% Oppose
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
28% Yes
45% No
49% Yes
30% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
3% Justifiable
75% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
41% Did not mention homosexuals
59% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
9% Yes
86% No
76% Yes
18% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
10% Good place
87% Not a good place
77% Good place
11% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
4% Justifiable
63% Not justifiable
32% Justifiable
27% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
29% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
83% Did not mention homosexuals
17% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
27% Justifiable
32% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
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