Compare LGBT Rights in South Korea

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
39% support
59% against
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1948
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionMarried couples only
Since 1948
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1948
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1948
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1945
Equal age of consentEqual
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
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