Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Ireland

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
76 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
65 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 1993
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2015
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2007
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2018
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2015
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 2007
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Since 2022
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 1993
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