Compare LGBT Rights in Maldives & Sri Lanka

Equality Index ?
31 / 100
43 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
6% Good place
30% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1885
Same-sex marriageNot legalNot legal
Since 1885
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousLegal, surgery not required
Since 2010
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
Unknown
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellUnknown
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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