Compare LGBT Rights in Turkmenistan & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
30 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
30 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
25 / 100
Homosexual activityMale illegal, female legal
Since 1999
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1992
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesAmbiguous
Since 2022
Imprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1972
Illegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1999
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2009
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationGender identity only
Since 2009
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1992
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2020
Illegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguousIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal with restrictionsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapySexual orientation only
Since 2012
Not banned
Equal age of consentFemale equal, male N/A
Since 2014
N/A
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