Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Maldives

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
23 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
8 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Banned
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Illegal
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2000
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
No protections
Since 2017
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegalDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
N/A
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