Compare LGBT Rights in Singapore & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
51 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
52 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
51 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2022
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 2022
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforced
Since 2022
Imprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1996
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2019
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation onlyNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguousNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
59% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
45% Favor
51% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
57% Strongly/somewhat agree
33% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
54% Support marriage or legal recognition
27% Against
Region not surveyed
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
59% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
21% Not much/not at all
67% A great deal/fair amount
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
79% Strongly/somewhat agree
13% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
68% Strongly/somewhat agree
19% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
55% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
53% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
56% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
13% Justifiable
59% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
74% Did not mention homosexuals
26% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
28% Agree
39% Disagree
Region not surveyed
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
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
6% Justifiable
54% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
68% Did not mention homosexuals
32% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
5% Justifiable
72% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
54% Did not mention homosexuals
46% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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