Compare LGBT Rights in South Korea

Equality Index ?
53 / 100
Legal Index ?
64 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
41 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Same-sex marriageForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2019
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorship
Since 2003
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2020
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationVaries by Region
LGBT employment discriminationVaries by Region
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by Region
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryNot banned
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
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