Compare LGBT Rights in North Korea & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
14 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
14 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityN/A
Since 1948
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedBanned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforced
Since 1948
Imprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1948
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1948
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1948
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 2020
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Since 1948
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsN/ABanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyN/ANot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2009
N/A
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
19% Yes
59% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
24% Yes
55% No
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