Compare LGBT Rights in Hong Kong & South Korea

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
Region not surveyed
39% support
59% against
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1991
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedUnrecognized
Since 1948
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Married couples only
Since 1948
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Since 1948
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1948
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryN/AIllegal
Since 1945
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Banned (1-year deferral)
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2006
Equal
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2014
Not banned
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