Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & United States

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
74 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
62 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipVaries by Region
Since 2021
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Varies by Region
Since 2016
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Varies by Region
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Varies by Region
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2020
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Varies by Region
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2017
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedVaries by Region
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 2021
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Varies by Region
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
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