Compare LGBT Rights in Eswatini & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
23 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
23 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
22 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityMale illegal, female legal
Since 2018
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBannedBanned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1907
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1907
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1907
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 1968
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryN/AIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2015
N/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
22% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
19% Yes
59% No
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
26% Tolerate
74% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
18% Tolerate
81% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
24% Yes
55% No
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