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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Belgium

LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Persecution Violence LGBT social movements share related goals of social acceptance of homosexuality or transgenderism. ... Image File history File links Gay_flag. ...


Around the world · By country World laws on homosexuality US laws on homosexuality Legality of same-sex unions in Europe. ... This list indexes the articles on LGBT rights in each country and significant non-country region (e. ...


History · Groups · Activists LGBT history refers to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cultures around the world, dating back to the first recorded instances of same-sex love and sexuality within ancient civilizations. ... Here is a list of gay-rights organizations around the world. ... This article is new. ...


Declaration of Montreal Martina Navrátilová and Mark Tewksbury read the Declaration of Montreal at the opening ceremonies of the World Outgames. ...


Same-sex relationships Same-sex union can refer to: same-sex marriage -- the civil or religious rites of marriage that make it equivalent to opposite-sex marriages in all aspects. ...


Marriage · Adoption   CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live... LGBT adoption refers to the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered people. ...


Opposition · Discrimination Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Homophobia is a term used to describe: A culturally determined phobia manifesting as fear, revulsion, or contempt for desire or physical love between people of the same sex. ...


Violence John Atherton, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, was hanged for sodomy under a law that he had helped to institute. ...


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Belgium is considered to be a very gay country with gay rights and became the 2nd country in the world to legalize gay marriage, in 2003. The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ...

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Laws against homosexuals

In Belgium, Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1794. The age of consent was equalized just in 1985. Homosexuals are not banned from Military Service. There is no law against homosexuals. Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


Protection based on sexual orientation in law

Laws against discrimination based on sexual orientation in several areas like employment, housing etc went into force in 2003. Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ...


Recognition of same sex couples

Belgium became the second country in the world to allow same-sex marriages in 2003. Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage, and—less frequently—homosexual marriage) refers to marriage between partners of the same gender (for other forms of same-sex unions that are different from marriages, see the articles linked in that section). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Gay and lesbian couples have the same rights as heterosexual ones, notably inheritance and, more recently, adoption. Legal status of gay adoption in Europe (map needs to be changed; UK, Norway, Iceland see text). ...


Gay life in the country

Belgium is generally well tolerating of gays. There exists a good gay scene, with several gay clubs. A European Union member poll showed 62% of Belgium support same sex marriage. [1]


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