Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Japan

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63 / 100
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70 / 100
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56 / 100
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Legal
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1971
Varies by Region
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2021
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careBannedLegal
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Varies by Region
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionIllegalAmbiguous
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 1947
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