Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Cape Verde

Equality Index ?
74 / 100
66 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
51 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
61 / 100
81 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 2004
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Illegal
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2011
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2007
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation only
Since 2008
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation only
Since 2019
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegalAmbiguous
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Ambiguous
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 2004
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