Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Norway

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
88 / 100
Legal Index ?
91 / 100
90 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
63 / 100
85 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 1972
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2009
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal
Since 1981
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1981
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2009
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 2001
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Banned
Since 2023
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 1972
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
78% Good Place
0%
90% 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
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
76% Justifiable
10% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
96% Did not mention homosexuals
3% 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
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
70% Agree
16% Disagree
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 gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
78% Support
11% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
74% Good place
12% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
66% Justifiable
11% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
94% Did not mention homosexuals
6% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
40% Justifiable
34% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
86% Did not mention homosexuals
14% Mentioned homosexuals
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