Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Colombia

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
75 / 100
Legal Index ?
91 / 100
98 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
63 / 100
52 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 2000
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2016
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal
Since 2011
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2021
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2015
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Since 2012
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Since 2015
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
32% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
78% Good Place
0%
58% Good Place
0%
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
53% Strongly/somewhat agree
40% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
81% Support marriage or legal recognition
8% Against
70% Support marriage or legal recognition
12% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
19% Strongly/somewhat disagree
55% Strongly/somewhat agree
38% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
19% Not much/not at all
60% A great deal/fair amount
11% Not much/not at all
82% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
81% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
62% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
63% 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
59% Strongly/somewhat agree
31% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
61% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
49% Strongly/somewhat agree
34% Strongly/somewhat disagree
48% Strongly/somewhat agree
41% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
20% Justifiable
52% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
72% Did not mention homosexuals
28% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
84% Support
7% Against
67% Support
17% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Agree
21% Disagree
48% Agree
44% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
32% Agree
56% Disagree
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
34% Approve
66% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
47% Approve
53% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
35% Yes
45% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
78% Support
11% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
34% Yes
47% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
12% Justifiable
58% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
65% Did not mention homosexuals
35% Mentioned homosexuals
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
74% Good place
12% Not a good place
50% Good place
43% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
16% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
54% Did not mention homosexuals
46% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
8% Justifiable
71% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
85% Did not mention homosexuals
15% Mentioned homosexuals
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