Compare LGBT Rights in China & South Korea

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
21% support
57% against
39% support
59% against
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1982
Unrecognized
Since 1948
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1982
Married couples only
Since 1948
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
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1949
Illegal
Since 1945
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Banned (1-year deferral)
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1949
Equal
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2014
Not banned
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