Compare LGBT Rights in Austria & Belgium

Equality Index ?
76 / 100
82 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
84% Support
7% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
72% Agree
21% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
86% Did not mention homosexuals
11% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
58% Justifiable
17% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
54% Agree
26% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
48% Rare
46% Widespread
42% Rare
57% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
34% Rare
48% Widespread
46% Rare
49% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
65% Agree
30% Disagree
82% Agree
17% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
57% Yes
36% No
70% Yes
29% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
56% Good place
28% Not a good place
74% Good place
12% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1971
Legal
Since 1944
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 2003
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2009
Legal, surgery not required
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2004
Illegal
Since 2003
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2015
Legal
Since 2006
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyUnknownAmbiguous
Since 2017
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
Since 1985
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