Compare LGBT Rights in Japan & Taiwan

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
54% support
36% against
Region not surveyed
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1881
Legal
Since 1947
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1947
Legal
Since 2019
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2008
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguousLegal
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1947
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2007
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation only
Since 2007
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryAmbiguous
Since 1947
Legal
Since 2002
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1947
Equal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2001
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2015
Banned
Since 2018
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