Timeline of LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time

This year, there were 50 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 96 changes made. A total of 567 legal changes have been made so far in the 2010s.

  • September 26
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Como anounced a ban of conversation therapy.
  • September 16
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Following the amendment in the Queensland Criminal Code, the age of consent is now equal across all states and territories of Australia.
  • September 14
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    No
  • August 10
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Just got legalized.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    got equalized when the supreme court struck down the sodomy law.
  • July 25
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    BC Legislature passed a bill adding gender identity to protected class in the BC Human Rights Code
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    BC Legislature passed a bill to include gender identity in the protected class for BC Human Rights Code
  • July 1
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    The US Army repealed the ban to serve for openly transgender individuals
  • June 3
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    In May 2016, the parliament enacted the "Crimes Act 2016" which does not contain provisions criminalizing same-sex sexual activity
  • May 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in Campeche on May 20,2016 after a vote of 34-1
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Just got banned this Year.
  • May 18
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The parliament was expected to consider the measure within few months. The Attorney General Ronny Govinden ruled out a referendum on the issue. The bill was approved on 18 May 2016.
  • May 17
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    according to susans place,amensity uk, the independent.com
  • May 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in Jalisco on May 12,2016 after The Mexican Supreme Court legalized it in the state
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage was legal in Sonora for 6 days before the governor announced to keep the policy before which was to get a court order.
  • May 11
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Italy's parliament has backed same-sex civil unions. MPs in the lower house voted 369-193 for the government, ensuring that the civil unions bill will become law.
  • May 9
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Look at website.
  • April 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    "The judges affirmed by a majority that marriage between people of the same sex does not violate the constitutional order," judge Maria Victoria Calle said.
  • April 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    from a ruling in the supreme Botswana Court.
  • April 19
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    it got banned after long debate in tennese.
  • April 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    "The magistrates of the constitutional court voted six to three against a proposed ruling that said marriage applied only to unions between men and women and that it was up to the congress and not the court to decide on same-sex marriage."
  • April 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Federal Judge ruled that the ban on same sex couple adopting was unconstitutional
  • March 10
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Because of this ban police started an lgbt crackdown.
  • February 24
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Only in East Germany.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    it is only banned in a 24 states currently.
  • February 9
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Pending
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    No
  • February 4
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2016, transgender persons are allowed to change their birth name and gender identity (instead of the sex assigned at birth) on legal documents.
  • February 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Revised Peru Criminal Code.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    No
  • January 15
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    as far as I know
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    as far as I know
  • January 9
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • January 3
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    No
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Single and Married couples.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes step-child adoption only.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Joint adoption here.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    As a Joint Adoption.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    only in employment in the cases of sexual orientation.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Just became illegal this year.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2016
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    No
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Chilean Labor code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    just got protections for employment
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No