Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Canada

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
83 / 100
Legal Index ?
91 / 100
100 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
63 / 100
66 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 1969
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2005
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2017
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal
Since 2017
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2015
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 1995
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Since 2022
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Banned
Since 2022
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 2019
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
78% Good Place
0%
89% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
79% Favor
15% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
17% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
81% Support marriage or legal recognition
8% Against
76% Support marriage or legal recognition
10% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
19% Strongly/somewhat disagree
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
19% Not much/not at all
60% A great deal/fair amount
21% Not much/not at all
61% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
78% Strongly/somewhat agree
13% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
62% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
51% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
49% Strongly/somewhat agree
36% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
49% Strongly/somewhat agree
34% Strongly/somewhat disagree
40% Strongly/somewhat agree
47% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
62% Justifiable
10% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
90% Did not mention homosexuals
10% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
84% Support
7% Against
82% Support
8% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Agree
21% Disagree
81% Agree
13% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
72% Agree
9% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
85% Yes
10% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
42% Rare
57% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
46% Rare
49% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
82% Agree
17% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
70% Yes
29% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
76% Approve
24% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
80% Approve
20% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
54% Yes
26% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
78% Support
11% Oppose
79% Support
11% Oppose
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
53% Yes
29% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
80% Yes
14% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
74% Good place
12% Not a good place
80% Good place
12% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
33% Justifiable
25% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
84% Did not mention homosexuals
14% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
32% Justifiable
31% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
83% Did not mention homosexuals
17% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
Region not surveyed
8% Justifiable
60% Not justifiable
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