Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Democratic Republic of the Congo

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
22 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
34 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
10 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 1940
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Banned
Since 2006
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipAmbiguous
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Illegal
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Restricted
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1960
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1960
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1960
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Since 2017
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 2006
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