Compare LGBT Rights in China & South Korea

Equality Index ?
49 / 100
53 / 100
Legal Index ?
51 / 100
64 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
47 / 100
41 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Same-sex marriageCivil unions (limited rights)
Since 2017
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2019
Censorship of LGBT issuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Since 2003
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1986
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2020
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2002
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsVaries by Region
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsVaries by Region
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsVaries by Region
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2018
Intersex infant surgeryAmbiguousNot banned
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguous
Since 1949
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1949
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