Compare LGBT Rights in Namibia & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
38 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
42 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
34 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityMale illegal, female legal
Since 1920
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2023
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2021
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2021
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2021
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionMarried couples only
Since 2023
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguousIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
28% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
19% Yes
59% No
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
55% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
54% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
24% Yes
55% No
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