Compare LGBT Rights in United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
29 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
24% Yes
55% No
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequal
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