Compare LGBT Rights in Mexico & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
74 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
92 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
57 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2001
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2022
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2009
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2023
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation onlyNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionVaries by Region
Since 2010
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2012
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2012
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyVaries by Region
Since 2020
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1871
N/A
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
49% Approve
0%
Region not surveyed
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
62% Approve
0%
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
69% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
63% Favor
32% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
60% Strongly/somewhat agree
34% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
75% Support marriage or legal recognition
11% Against
Region not surveyed
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
62% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
14% Not much/not at all
78% A great deal/fair amount
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
82% Strongly/somewhat agree
12% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
63% Strongly/somewhat agree
27% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
57% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
55% Strongly/somewhat agree
37% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
46% Strongly/somewhat agree
44% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
19% Justifiable
43% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
77% Did not mention homosexuals
23% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
76% Support
10% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
59% Agree
34% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
42% Agree
32% Disagree
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
69% Yes
24% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
51% Approve
49% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
56% Approve
44% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
42% Yes
31% No
19% Yes
59% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
72% Support
21% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
47% Yes
32% No
24% Yes
55% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
20% Justifiable
47% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
77% Did not mention homosexuals
23% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
61% Yes
30% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
53% Good place
32% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
22% Justifiable
41% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
70% Did not mention homosexuals
30% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
16% Justifiable
54% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
55% Did not mention homosexuals
45% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
8% Justifiable
66% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
60% Did not mention homosexuals
40% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
10% Justifiable
71% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
40% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
8% Justifiable
82% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
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