Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Syria

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
22 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
18 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
27 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Banned
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 1998
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegalDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
N/A
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