Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & India

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
60 / 100
Legal Index ?
91 / 100
66 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
63 / 100
54 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 2018
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Unregistered cohabitation
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2014
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Gender identity only
Since 2020
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Gender identity only
Since 2020
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Banned
Since 2021
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 2018
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
78% Good Place
0%
63% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
53% Favor
43% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
81% Support marriage or legal recognition
8% Against
Region not surveyed
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
19% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
19% Not much/not at all
60% A great deal/fair amount
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
62% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
49% Strongly/somewhat agree
34% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
84% Support
7% Against
58% Support
18% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Agree
21% Disagree
66% Agree
21% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
37% Yes
37% No
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
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
35% Yes
35% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
78% Support
11% Oppose
70% Support
26% Oppose
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
33% Yes
44% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
2% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
35% Did not mention homosexuals
65% 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
26% Good place
43% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
10% Justifiable
48% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
60% Did not mention homosexuals
40% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
13% Justifiable
53% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
71% Did not mention homosexuals
29% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
2% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
39% Did not mention homosexuals
61% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
1% Justifiable
92% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
9% Did not mention homosexuals
91% Mentioned homosexuals
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