Compare LGBT Rights in Pakistan & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
30 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
28 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
31 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2018
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1958
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2016
Imprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2023
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2018
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationGender identity only
Since 1973
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationGender identity only
Since 1973
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 1973
N/A
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
3% Justifiable
88% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
59% Did not mention homosexuals
41% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
44% Agree
31% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
30% Yes
51% No
19% Yes
59% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
32% Yes
53% No
24% Yes
55% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
0% Justifiable
94% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
41% Did not mention homosexuals
59% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
2% Yes
87% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
1% Good place
90% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
0% Justifiable
100% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
100% Did not mention homosexuals
0% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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