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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    Ambiguous
    Military
    ✔ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (5-year deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #46 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(41.6%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (58.4%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #34 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(41.2%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (22%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #27 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(34.5%) Disagree
Agree (51.2%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #37 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(42%) Not a good place
Good place (39%)

By The Numbers

53%
of Taiwanese people would accept their child learning about LGBT-related topics in school
48.2%
of Taiwanese people accept seeing same-sex public displays of affection
74.1%
of Taiwanese people accept seeing heterosexual public displays of affection
56.8%
of Taiwanese people favor allowing same-sex couples to adopt children
38.4%
are against it
92.8%
of Taiwanese people say they have not been affected by the legalization of same-sex marriage
3.7%
cited negative effects
1.8%
cited positive effects

History

Homosexual activity in Taiwan

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Homosexual activity in Taiwan is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 25, 1947
Legal
Unsure of date which reflects the ratification of the current constitution of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Taiwanese criminal code treats sexual acts between same-sex partners in private as equal to heterosexual sex acts performed in private.
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Same-sex marriage in Taiwan

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Same-sex marriage in Taiwan is legal.

Current status
Since May 24, 2019
Legal
On 24 May 2017, the Constitutional Court ruled that the constitutional right to equality and freedom of marriage guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry under the Constitution of the Republic of China. The ruling (Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748) gave the Legislative Yuan two years to bring the marriage laws into compliance, after which registration of such marriages would come into force automatically. On 20 February 2019, a draft bill entitled the Enforcement Act of Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748 was released. The draft bill would grant same-sex married couples almost all the rights available to heterosexual married couples under the Civil Code, with the exception that it only allows adoption of a child genetically related to one of them.

The Executive Yuan passed it the following day, sending it to the Legislative Yuan for fast-tracked review. The bill was passed on 17 May, signed by the President on 22 May and took effect on 24 May 2019 (the last day possible under the Court's ruling).
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Jan 2003–May 23, 2019
Unrecognized
Taiwan was the firs country in the Asia-Pacific region to consider legalizing same-sex marriage but the legislation stalled in the legislature.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Taiwan

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Taiwan is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Taiwan, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Taiwan

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

Current status
Since Sep 23, 2021
Ambiguous
The decision was the result of a lawsuit filed by Xiao E, who was denied the right to change her gender on her national ID card.

Under the archaic legislation, transgender people were required to surgically remove their reproductive organs in order to legally change their gender.

The Taipei High Administrative Court ruled the requirement was unconstitutional on Thursday (23 September).

They also cited that the plaintiff had provided the necessary requirements to undergo the process of legally changing her name without being subjected to surgery.

Unfortunately, this ruling will only effect Xiao E. Other trans individuals looking to legally change their gender – without “proof of surgery” – will have to wait for the regulations to be revised or pursue legal action.
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Current status
Since Dec 9, 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Still the same as before, it requires psychiatric evaluations and sexual reassignment surgeries for an individual's gender identity to be recognized.

On September 23 2021, the court ruled against surgery requirements for transgender individuals seeking a gender marker change. New laws have yet to be passed on this regard.
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Dec 9, 2013–Sep 10, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Not required since 2015. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Jan 2008–Dec 9, 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Transgender citizens are permitted to change their legal gender in Taiwan provided they undergo gender re-assignment surgery.. In 2008 the Taiwanese Health Department announced it would recommend that female to male transexuals would no longer be required
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Taiwan

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Taiwan is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Taiwan had plans to allow a third gender option on documents such as ID cards and passports and announced it would go forward with it in late 2020. However, nothing of the sort has been passed.
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LGBT discrimination in Taiwan

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LGBT discrimination in Taiwan is illegal.

Current status
Since May 4, 2007
Illegal
Taiwan banned workplace discrimination against LGBT citizens in 2007.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Taiwan

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LGBT employment discrimination in Taiwan is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since 2007
Sexual orientation and gender identity
In 2007 and 2008, the Legislative Yuan passed amendments to two employment laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation at work.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Taiwan

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LGBT housing discrimination in Taiwan is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
only in work, education.
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Same-sex adoption in Taiwan

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Same-sex adoption in Taiwan is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Jan 13, 2022
Ambiguous
In January 2022, by a unprecedented court order a same-sex couple legally adopted a child in Taiwan. The Legislative Yuan is yet to codify within legislation the recent court ruling (based on a 2019 "partial" adoption law).
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May 24, 2019–Jan 13, 2022
Step-child adoption only
The same-sex marriage law (that passed the Legislative Yuan in May 2019) grants married same-sex couples the right to adopt children genetically related to one of the partners.

Serving openly in military in Taiwan

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Serving openly in military in Taiwan is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Since Jan 2002
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Taiwan allows gay and lesbian soldiers provided they maintain military discipline standards.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Taiwan

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Blood donations by MSMs in Taiwan is banned (5-year deferral).

Current status
Since May 2018
Banned (5-year deferral)
In March 2018, the Government gazetted, for a two-month public consultation, amendments to the Standards on Assessing Donor Suitability for Blood Donation that included allowing gay and bisexual men who have not had sex with another man for five years to donate blood. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare said that the abstinence period would be further reduced to one year in the future, so as to bring the Taiwanese standard in line with Western countries.

2001–May 2018
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and other "high risk HIV" groups are banned from donating blood in Taiwan.
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Conversion therapy in Taiwan

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Conversion therapy in Taiwan is banned.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2018
Banned
Banned under the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Protection of Children and Youths Welfare and Rights Act
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Equal age of consent in Taiwan

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Equal age of consent in Taiwan is equal.

Current status
Since Dec 25, 1947
Equal
Unsure of date. Date shown represents ratification of the Taiwanese Constitution. The age of consent in Taiwan is 16 (sixteen).
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