Compare LGBT Rights in Maldives & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
15 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
23 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
8 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBannedBanned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2017
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
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