Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & France

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81 / 100
75 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
84% Support
7% Against
74% Support
7% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Agree
21% Disagree
62% Agree
29% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
92% Did not mention homosexuals
8% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
51% Justifiable
18% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
63% Agree
15% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
86% Yes
11% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
42% Rare
57% Widespread
21% Rare
73% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
46% Rare
49% Widespread
26% Rare
57% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
82% Agree
17% Disagree
85% Agree
11% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
70% Yes
29% No
72% Yes
19% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
77% Yes
22% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
74% Good place
12% Not a good place
59% Good place
14% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 1791
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2013
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2007
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
Since 2016
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal
Since 2004
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2012
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1989
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2013
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1977
Banned (3-month deferral)
Since 2020
Conversion therapyAmbiguous
Since 2017
Not banned
Since 2016
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 1982
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