Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Switzerland

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
69 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
75 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
64 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 1991
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2022
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2020
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2021
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Since 2019
Serving openly in militaryLegalLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Varies by Region
Since 2024
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 1992
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