Belgian law forbids discrimination because of sexual orientation. For example: for work, leisure, education, services, housing.
Certain crimes (such as damage to property or verbal or physical violence) are punished more heavily if they are motivated by hatred against lesbian women, homosexuals, bisexuals or transsexuals.
In Belgium, homosexual and lesbian couples can marry and legally live together. Two men or two women can also adopt a child together.
If you are the victim of violence because of your sexual orientation, you can file a complaint to Unia, the Inter-federal Centre for Equal Opportunities. You can also go to one of their local contact points. You should also report this to the police. You can call or chat with someone from the LGBT helpline called “Holebifoon” for more information.