Compare LGBT Rights in Japan & North Korea

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
54% support
36% against
Region not surveyed
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1881
Ambiguous
Since 1948
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1947
Ambiguous
Since 1948
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2008
Ambiguous
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguousIllegal
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1947
No protections
Since 1948
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1948
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1948
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryAmbiguous
Since 1947
Ambiguous
Since 1948
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1947
Ambiguous
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Banned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2015
Ambiguous
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