Compare LGBT Rights in Bahrain & Belgium

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
77 / 100
Legal Index ?
31 / 100
87 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
42 / 100
67 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1976
Legal
Since 1944
Same-sex marriageBannedLegal
Since 2003
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 1976
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2014
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 1998
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Illegal
Since 2003
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionIllegalLegal
Since 2006
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryUnknownLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2023
Equal age of consentUnknownEqual
Since 1985
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