Compare LGBT Rights in Japan & South Korea

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
54% support
36% against
39% support
59% against
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1881
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1947
Unrecognized
Since 1948
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2008
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguousMarried couples only
Since 1948
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1947
No 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 militaryAmbiguous
Since 1947
Illegal
Since 1945
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Banned (1-year deferral)
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1947
Equal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2015
Not banned
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