Compare LGBT Rights in Maldives

Equality Index ?
14 / 100
Legal Index ?
20 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
8 / 100
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
1% Justifiable
96% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
15% Did not mention homosexuals
85% Mentioned homosexuals
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
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