Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Cook Islands

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
71 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
71 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
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Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 2023
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Banned
Since 2000
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, no restrictions
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Unknown
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2013
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 1994
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Ambiguous
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
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