Compare LGBT Rights in Japan & Taiwan

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58 / 100
63 / 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
58% Did not mention homosexuals
42% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
50% Justifiable
15% Not justifiable
22% Justifiable
41% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
44% Agree
10% Disagree
51% Agree
35% 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
39% Good place
42% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1881
Legal
Since 1947
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1947
Legal
Since 2019
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1947
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2007
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2008
Sexual orientation only
Since 2007
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguousStep-child adoption only
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1947
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2002
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2001
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2018
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1947
Equal
Since 1947
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