Compare LGBT Rights in China & Japan

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
21% support
57% against
54% support
36% against
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1982
Unrecognized
Since 1947
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2008
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1982
Ambiguous
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1947
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by RegionNo protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1949
Ambiguous
Since 1947
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1949
Equal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2014
Not banned
Since 2015
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