Compare LGBT Rights in South Korea & Taiwan

Equality Index ?
54 / 100
66 / 100
Legal Index ?
69 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
38 / 100
47 / 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
Law
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 1947
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1948
Legal
Since 2019
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Since 2003
No censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2013
Ambiguous
Since 2021
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1948
Illegal
Since 2007
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identitySexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionIllegalAmbiguous
Since 2022
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguousLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2002
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Banned (5-year deferral)
Since 2018
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2018
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1947
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