Compare LGBT Rights in Belize & Syria

Equality Index ?
61 / 100
21 / 100
Legal Index ?
54 / 100
14 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
68 / 100
27 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2016
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Banned
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation onlyNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation onlyNo protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguousDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
N/A
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
21% Yes
56% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
36% Good place
51% Not a good place
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