Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Benin

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
31 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
44 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
19 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Unrecognized
Since 1900
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Illegal
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal, but banned for minors
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1900
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1900
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1900
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegalLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Unequal
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