Compare LGBT Rights in China & South Korea

Equality Index ?
42 / 100
47 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
63% Support
19% Against
54% Support
26% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
66% Agree
30% Disagree
46% Agree
45% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
28% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
20% Did not mention homosexuals
80% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
8% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
8% Justifiable
61% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
12% Agree
60% Disagree
23% Agree
40% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
44% Yes
53% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
21% Yes
57% No
39% Yes
59% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
14% Good place
53% Not a good place
18% Good place
57% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageOther type of partnership
Since 2017
Not legal
Since 1948
Censorship of LGBT IssuesOther punishmentUnknown
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, surgery not required
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1948
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by RegionSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1948
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1982
Since 1948
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1949
Since 1945
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Banned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1949
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