Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Russia

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
14 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
7 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
21 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Varies by Region
Since 1993
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Banned
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipOther punishment
Since 2023
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Illegal
Since 2023
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Banned
Since 2023
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
Since 2023
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1993
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 2016
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Since 2023
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegalLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2003
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Since 2008
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Varies by Region
Since 1997
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