Compare LGBT Rights in Japan & Macau

Equality Index ?
69 / 100
56 / 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
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1881
Since 1995
Same-sex marriageVaries by Region
Since 2018
Unregistered cohabitation
Since 2013
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2019
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2008
LGBT employment discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2008
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2008
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2008
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguousSingle only
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Banned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1947
Since 1996
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