Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Iran

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
6 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
10 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
3 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Banned
Since 1979
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipOther punishment
Since 2013
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1979
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Illegal
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
N/A
Since 1979
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