Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Sweden

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
76 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
80 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
71 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 1944
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2009
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal, but restricted for minors
Since 2021
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal
Since 2009
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2002
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 2009
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 1978
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