Compare LGBT Rights in Maldives & Nepal

Equality Index ?
33 / 100
68 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
52% Good place
28% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Legal
Since 2007
Same-sex marriageNot legalAmbiguous
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownRecognized
Since 2013
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2007
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 2007
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Since 2015
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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