Compare LGBT Rights in Samoa & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
39 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
39 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityMale illegal, female legal
Since 1961
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedBanned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2013
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguousNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryN/AIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2007
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/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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