Compare LGBT Rights in Syria

Equality Index ?
21 / 100
Legal Index ?
14 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
27 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
21% Yes
56% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
36% Good place
51% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforced
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
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