Compare LGBT Rights in South Korea & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
46 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
48 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
45 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1948
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesState-enforcedImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryIllegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationUnknownNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationVaries by RegionNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by RegionNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
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