Compare LGBT Rights in Spain & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
81 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
93 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
69 / 100
25 / 100
Law
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
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1995
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2022
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1995
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2005
Illegal
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
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
87% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
87% Favor
10% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
78% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
80% 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
5% Against
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
19% Not much/not at all
72% A great deal/fair amount
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
76% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
71% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
65% Strongly/somewhat agree
22% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
58% 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
34% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
53% Justifiable
16% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
86% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
84% Support
5% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
77% Agree
17% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
60% Agree
18% Disagree
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
89% Yes
10% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
43% Rare
54% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
31% Rare
58% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
89% Agree
8% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
83% Yes
8% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
63% Yes
20% No
19% Yes
59% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
87% Support
6% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
58% Yes
22% No
24% Yes
55% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
48% Justifiable
11% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
95% Did not mention homosexuals
5% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
88% Yes
11% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
79% Good place
14% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
40% Justifiable
14% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
93% Did not mention homosexuals
7% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
37% Justifiable
20% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
85% Did not mention homosexuals
15% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
31% Justifiable
29% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
80% Did not mention homosexuals
20% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
22% Justifiable
43% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
74% Did not mention homosexuals
26% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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