Compare LGBT Rights in South Korea & Taiwan

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48 / 100
63 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
54% Support
26% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
46% Agree
45% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
20% Did not mention homosexuals
80% Mentioned homosexuals
58% Did not mention homosexuals
42% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
8% Justifiable
61% Not justifiable
22% Justifiable
41% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
23% Agree
40% Disagree
51% Agree
35% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
44% Yes
53% No
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
39% Yes
59% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
18% Good place
57% Not a good place
39% Good place
42% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2003
Since 1947
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1948
Since 2019
Censorship of LGBT IssuesUnknownNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1948
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2007
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
Sexual orientation only
Since 2007
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1948
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1948
Step-child adoption only
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1945
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2002
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2001
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2018
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1947
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