Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Switzerland

Equality Index ?
82 / 100
83 / 100
Public Opinion
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
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
93% Did not mention homosexuals
6% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
66% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
49% Agree
25% 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
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
74% Good place
12% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 1942
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2021
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal
Since 1999
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 1999
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2021
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyAmbiguous
Since 2017
Banned
Since 2016
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 1992
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