• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned

History

Homosexual activity in Taiwan

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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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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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Oct 1, 2003–Aug 12, 2018
Unregistered cohabitation
it will be come in effect in May 2019. As well as gay marriage will become legal on May 2019.
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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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Right to change legal gender in Taiwan

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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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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.
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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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Same-sex adoption in Taiwan

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Current status
Legal
Unsure of Date. Taiwan does not prohibit same-sex adoption however Taiwan does not recognize same-sex marriages.
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LGBT discrimination in Taiwan

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Current status
(since May 4, 2007)
Illegal in some contexts
Taiwan banned workplace discrimination against LGBT citizens in 2007.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Taiwan

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Current status
No protections
only in work, education.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Taiwan

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Current status
(since 2007)
Sexual orientation only
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Taiwan

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Current status
(since May 2002)
Legal
Taiwan allows gay and lesbian soldiers provided they maintain military discipline standards.
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Equal age of consent in Taiwan

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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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Blood donations by MSMs in Taiwan

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Jan 1, 2005–Jul 30, 2018
Banned (5-year deferral)
From may 2018.
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Current status
(since 2001)
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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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2018)
Banned
Government Banned it.
Sources:
No
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