Compare LGBT Rights in Spain & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
83 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
100 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1979
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2005
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2022
Illegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1999
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1995
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2022
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2022
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2005
Illegal
Intersex infant surgeryFull ban
Since 2023
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1977
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 1976
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2022
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1995
N/A
Full DetailsFull Details

Full details about each issue can be found on each region's page. Data missing from the above chart? You can help! Sign up or log in to contribute information to Equaldex!

Share This Comparison