Compare LGBT Rights in United Arab Emirates & Vanuatu

Equality Index ?
13 / 100
48 / 100
Legal Index ?
0 / 100
62 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
25 / 100
34 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Legal
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1987
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2018
Illegal
Since 2013
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegalN/A
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 2007
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
19% Yes
59% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
24% Yes
55% No
Region not surveyed
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