Compare LGBT Rights in New Zealand & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
75 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1986
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2013
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Illegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2012
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1994
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 1994
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 1994
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2013
Illegal
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1994
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2020
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2022
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1986
N/A
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