Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Sao Tome and Principe

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
47 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
52 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
43 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 2012
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Illegal
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal, but restricted for minors
Since 1984
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation only
Since 2019
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
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
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 2012
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