1860 in LGBT Rights

In 1860, there were 5 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were changes made and 4 in the following year. A total of 17 legal changes were made in the 1860s.

  • October 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    8-10 years in prison under unnatural acts. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Homosexuality is illegal in Bangladesh, so same-sex relationships are illegal as well.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Section 377 of the penal code states that "unnatural intersources" with any men women or animal is punishable for 10 years.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Article 377 states any "carnal intercourse against the order of nature... shall be punished with imprisonment...