Compare LGBT Rights in United Arab Emirates & United States

Equality Index ?
15 / 100
74 / 100
Legal Index ?
5 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
25 / 100
62 / 100
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1987
Legal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishmentVaries by Region
Since 2021
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2019
Varies by Region
Since 2016
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2018
Varies by Region
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
Varies by Region
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2020
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
Varies by Region
Same-sex adoptionIllegalLegal
Since 2017
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownVaries by Region
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Since 2021
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyNot bannedVaries by Region
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
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