• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Belgium

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Current status
(since Sep 3, 1944)
Legal
Belgium was liberated in September of 1944. Belgian civil law reverted back to pre-war laws.
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May 28, 1940–Sep 3, 1944
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Belgium was under German occupation during World War II and thus Paragraph 175 was in effect.
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1795–May 28, 1940
Legal
Legalized under French rule and the Napoleonic Code.
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Same-sex marriage in Belgium

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Current status
(since Jun 1, 2003)
Legal
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Jan 1, 2000–Jun 1, 2003
Other type of partnership
Registered Partnership
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Right to change legal gender in Belgium

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Jan 1, 2007–Sep 1, 2017
Legal, surgery not required
Under the revision of gender identity law.
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Current status
(since 2007)
Legal, but requires surgery
Belgian transexuals are required to undergo gender reassignment surgery in order to change their gender on state documents.
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Same-sex adoption in Belgium

?
Current status
(since Apr 21, 2006)
Legal
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LGBT discrimination in Belgium

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Current status
(since 2003)
Illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Belgium

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Current status
(since 2003)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Belgium

?
Current status
(since Jan 1, 2003)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Belgium

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Current status
Legal
Unsure of date. Gay and lesbian soldiers are not guaranteed promotions through the military for fear of possible blackmail.
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Equal age of consent in Belgium

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Current status
(since 1985)
Equal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Belgium

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Current status
(since 1977)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
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Jan 1, 1977–Jan 20, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Belgium

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Current status
(since Sep 5, 2017)
Ambiguous
Not clear
Sources:
No
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