Timeline of LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time

This year, there were 27 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 166 changes made. A total of 1222 legal changes have been made so far in the 2010s.

  • July 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Single only under state law. full state legalization pending.
  • June 21
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only city Housing discrimination protections in Lamorie.
  • June 11
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No discrimination protections currently.
  • June 6
    Same-sex adoption becomes married couples only.
    Legalization pending. It will become legal in February 2019.
  • April 20
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Adoption is not a federal law and is state-based. Since April 2018, same-sex couples can adopt children in all jurisdictions within Australia.
  • April 10
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • April 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections involving sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in state employment only.
  • March 26
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there. As well LGBT people are considered taboo.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Gay people or transgender people are misunderstood.
  • March 7
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Full adoption laws statewide pending. No restrictions to adopt or to do foster care. Under state and Federal law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full discrimination protections in city of Jackson and magnolia.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under federal law as well as Idaho state law
  • March 6
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Some protections in certain regions of china. Full Employment discrimination protections in Macau. Government Discrimination protection in Hong Kong.
  • February 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Civil unions under family partnership.One same sex couple has got married. Same sex marriage legalization pending.
  • February 15
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • February 12
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    requires public announcement of name change.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires surgery to change birth Certificate.
  • February 2
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    In two city's in South Carolina. One of the 15 states that is doesn't have state discrimination protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full City protections in Jackson and city of Mongolia.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full City protections in Jackson and city of Mongolia. Starkville just had its first pride parade. State employment discrimination pending state wide.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Complete State protection. as well complete city protections for all areas. State wide discrimination protections in employment, housing.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No conditions required. Non binary options on drivers licenses pending.
  • February 1
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    According to the 2017 Rainbow Europe Albania. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • January 22
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • January 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay Marriage Required under 2018 IACHR ruling.
  • January 9
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Under Movement advancement project. Missing non binary options on documents.