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LGBT Rights in Liège Province

The laws displayed for Liège are the same as Belgium.
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Liège

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Homosexual activity in Liège is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 3, 1944
Legal
Belgium was liberated in September of 1944. Belgian civil law reverted back to pre-war laws.
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May 28, 1940–Sep 3, 1944
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Belgium was under German occupation during World War II and thus Paragraph 175 was in effect.
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1795–May 28, 1940
Legal
Legalized under French rule and the Napoleonic Code.
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Same-sex marriage in Liège

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Same-sex marriage in Liège is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 1, 2003
Legal
Civil marriages for same sex couples were enabled by Article 143 of the Belgian Civil Code (Book I, Title V, Chapter I).

Statutory Cohabitation remains available for those who do not wish to enter into a civil marriage.
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Jan 1, 2000–Jun 1, 2003
Other type of partnership
Statutory Cohabitation grants specific rights to cohabiting persons. Although not specifically intended for LGBT couples it was open for same sex couples.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Liège

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Liège is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Belgium, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Liège

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Right to change legal gender in Liège is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Surgery no longer necessary to change legal gender.
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2007–Jan 1, 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
Transgender people in Belgium are required to undergo gender reassignment surgery in order to change their gender on state documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Liège

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Liège is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Belgium currently does not legally recognise non binary gender, however in 2019 the Constitutional Court ruled that current laws were unconstitutional. The government planned to introduce an "X" gender marker for ID cards in 2022. However, it was decided instead to remove gender markers from identity cards altogether. Thus, there is still not any legal recognition for non-binary individuals.
Sources:
brusselstimes.com/195585/in…
pinknews.co.uk/2021/03/12/b…
binary-legal-recognition-gender-law-petra-de-sutter/
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LGBT discrimination in Liège

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LGBT discrimination in Liège is illegal.

Current status
Since 2003
Illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Liège

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LGBT employment discrimination in Liège is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Liège

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LGBT housing discrimination in Liège is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Liège

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Same-sex adoption in Liège is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 21, 2006
Legal
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Serving openly in military in Liège

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Serving openly in military in Liège is legal.

Current status
Legal
Unsure of date. Gay and lesbian soldiers are not guaranteed promotions through the military for fear of possible blackmail.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Liège

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Blood donations by MSMs in Liège is banned (1-year deferral).

A new law will be going into effect soon.
Not yet in effect
Going into effect Jul 1, 2023
Banned (3-month deferral)
Starting July 1 2023, MSM who would like to donate blood face a 4-month deferral period.
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Current status
Apr 28, 2017–Jul 1, 2023
Banned (1-year deferral)
Blanket ban replaced by a 1 year deferral period.
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1977–Apr 27, 2017
Banned (indefinite deferral)
MSMs were not eligible to donate blood.
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Conversion therapy in Liège

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Conversion therapy in Liège is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not banned. A conversion therapy ban was announced in 2022, but no law is in effect as of now.
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Equal age of consent in Liège

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Equal age of consent in Liège is equal.

Current status
Since 1985
Equal
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