Compare LGBT Rights in Portugal & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
75 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
89 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
61 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1982
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2010
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2004
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2015
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2016
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 1999
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2010
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2024
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2007
N/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
68% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
79% Strongly/somewhat agree
15% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
77% Strongly/somewhat agree
17% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
90% Support marriage or legal recognition
4% Against
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
7% Not much/not at all
85% A great deal/fair amount
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
84% Strongly/somewhat agree
8% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
15% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
54% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
53% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
60% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
20% Justifiable
34% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
86% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
49% Agree
22% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
21% Rare
71% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
25% Rare
59% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
69% Agree
27% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
72% Yes
19% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
53% Yes
27% No
19% Yes
59% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
49% Yes
25% No
24% Yes
55% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
53% Good place
29% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
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