Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Latvia

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
51 / 100
Legal Index ?
91 / 100
65 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
63 / 100
38 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 1992
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Civil unions (limited rights)
Since 2022
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2006
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation only
Since 2006
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 2006
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Serving openly in militaryLegalLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Since 2017
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
78% Good Place
0%
35% Good Place
0%
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
Belief that LGBTI+ is “an immoral and decadent ideology”
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
Region not surveyed
51% Disagree
35% Agree
Acceptance of LGBTI+ people’s rights
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
Region not surveyed
40% Agree
46% Disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
13% Justifiable
58% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
59% Did not mention homosexuals
38% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
84% Support
7% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Agree
21% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
42% Rare
57% Widespread
43% Rare
30% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
46% Rare
49% Widespread
43% Rare
20% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
82% Agree
17% Disagree
25% Agree
68% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
70% Yes
29% No
42% Yes
42% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
78% Support
11% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
Region not surveyed
16% Favor
77% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
Region not surveyed
19% Yes
70% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
74% Good place
12% Not a good place
20% Good place
45% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
8% Justifiable
64% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
41% Did not mention homosexuals
59% Mentioned homosexuals
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