Compare LGBT Rights in United Arab Emirates & Western Sahara

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Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1975
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1987
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2018
Legal
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
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