Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Turkey

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
38 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
43 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
34 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 1858
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2017
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2016
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation only
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1858
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1980
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
Since 1858
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