Compare LGBT Rights in Japan & Macau

Equality Index ?
58 / 100
58 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
69% Support
6% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
68% Agree
20% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
71% Did not mention homosexuals
26% Mentioned homosexuals
55% Did not mention homosexuals
42% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
50% Justifiable
15% Not justifiable
30% Justifiable
26% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
44% Agree
10% Disagree
47% Agree
14% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
68% Yes
22% No
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
54% Yes
36% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
28% Good place
39% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1881
Legal
Since 1995
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1947
Unregistered cohabitation
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2008
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1947
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2008
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2008
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2008
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguousSingle only
Since 2017
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryAmbiguous
Since 1947
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Banned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyUnknownBanned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1947
Equal
Since 1996
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