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LGBT Rights in North Jeolla province

North Jeolla is governed by federal South Korea law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal

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History

Homosexual activity in North Jeolla

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Homosexual activity in North Jeolla is legal.

Current status
Legal
Same-sex intercourse is not illegal for civilians in South Korea, but it is between men in the military.

Article 92-6 of the Military Criminal Act penalizes "anal intercourse" and other so-called “indecent acts” in any military setting with up to two years in prison — and all able-bodied men must serve about two years in the military. No law criminalizes heterosexual intercourse in the South Korean military.
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Same-sex marriage in North Jeolla

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Same-sex marriage in North Jeolla is not legal.

Current status
Since Aug 15, 1948
Not legal
There has been proposals to legalize gay marriage, but none have passed as of May 2022.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in North Jeolla

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in North Jeolla is state-enforced.

Current status
State-enforced
Haphazard self-censorship of LGBTQ+ content, expression, and assembly is common in South Korea.
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State-enforced
The Government of South Korea practiced censorship of gay content websites from 2001 to 2003, through its Information and Communications Ethics Committee, an official organ of the Ministry of Information and Communication.
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Right to change legal gender in North Jeolla

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Right to change legal gender in North Jeolla is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
In a victory for LGBTQ rights, South Korea's supreme court ruled that transgender people have the right to change their legal sex status, regardless of whether they have underage children.
These guidelines include abusive or discriminatory requirements, such being at least 19 years old themselves, as well as being unmarried, diagnosed with “transsexualism” and having undergone hormone therapy and been sterilized.
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Jun 22, 2006–Mar 22, 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Transgender South Koreans are permitted to change their gender on all legal documents following gender reassignment surgery.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in North Jeolla

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in North Jeolla is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in North Jeolla

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LGBT discrimination in North Jeolla is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Trans people can change their legal gender to female or male on on certain identification documents, however this is subject
to obtaining permission from the family court under Article 104 of the Act on the Registration, Etc. of Family Relationships.
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Aug 15, 1948–Jan 1, 1949
Illegal in some contexts
There are some LGBT anti-discrimination protections in local jurisdictions, but national law doesn't protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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LGBT employment discrimination in North Jeolla

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LGBT employment discrimination in North Jeolla is no protections.

Current status
No protections
In South Korea, national law provides no protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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LGBT housing discrimination in North Jeolla

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LGBT housing discrimination in North Jeolla is no protections.

Current status
No protections
In South Korea, national law provides no protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Same-sex adoption in North Jeolla

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Same-sex adoption in North Jeolla is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No information about when adoption regulations went into effect.
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Serving openly in military in North Jeolla

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Serving openly in military in North Jeolla is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Same-sex intercourse is not illegal for civilians in South Korea, but it is between men in the military. Article 92-6 of the Military Criminal Act penalizes “indecent acts” in any military setting with up to two years in prison — and all able-bodied men must serve about two years in the military. No law criminalizes heterosexual intercourse in the South Korean military.

However, there are some signs that restrictions on LGBTQ service members may be easing: In 2022, the South Korean Supreme Court overturned the conviction of two soldiers for gay sex, and in 2021, a district court posthumously reinstated a transgender soldier who died by suicide after being dismissed from the army.
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Blood donations by MSMs in North Jeolla

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Blood donations by MSMs in North Jeolla is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
In South Korea, there is no specific information available regarding the deferral period for blood donations by MSM.
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Conversion therapy in North Jeolla

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Conversion therapy in North Jeolla is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized anywhere in South Korea.
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Equal age of consent in North Jeolla

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Equal age of consent in North Jeolla is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent is equal in South Korea.
Sources:
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