Compare LGBT Rights in North Korea & South Korea

Equality Index ?
22 / 100
47 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
54% Support
26% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
46% Agree
45% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
20% Did not mention homosexuals
80% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
8% Justifiable
61% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
23% Agree
40% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
44% Yes
53% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
39% Yes
59% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
18% Good place
57% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityAmbiguous
Since 1948
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1948
Not legal
Since 1948
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedUnknown
Right to change legal genderN/ALegal, surgery not required
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1948
No protections
Since 1948
LGBT employment discriminationAmbiguous
Since 1948
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguous
Since 1948
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1948
Same-sex adoptionUnknownIllegal
Since 1948
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Since 1948
Illegal
Since 1945
Blood donations by MSMsUnknownBanned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyUnknownNot banned
Equal age of consentAmbiguousEqual
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