Compare LGBT Rights in Oman & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
6 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
6 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
29 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
24% Yes
55% No
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1974
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageNot legalNot legal
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1996
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationAmbiguous
Since 1996
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1996
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguousIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AUnequal
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