Compare LGBT Rights in Syria & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
22 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
18 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
27 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1949
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesState-enforced
Since 1949
Imprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1964
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
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