Compare LGBT Rights in Malta & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
86 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
100 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
72 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1973
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2015
Illegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegalLegal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2017
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2014
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2004
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2014
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2014
Illegal
Intersex infant surgeryFull ban
Since 2015
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2022
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1998
N/A
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