Compare LGBT Rights in United Arab Emirates & Western Sahara

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Public Opinion Index ?
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Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
24% Yes
55% No
Region not surveyed
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1975
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2018
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedAmbiguous
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
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