Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
65 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
82 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
49 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2020
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegalN/A
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Since 2007
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
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