Compare LGBT Rights in Norway & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
86 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
85 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
88 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1972
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2009
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2016
Illegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegal, but restricted for minors
Since 2023
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1981
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1981
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2009
Illegal
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2001
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1972
N/A
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