1920s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Same-sex marriage is not recognize in Vatican City.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The laws are based on the Italian Penal Code of 1929 (the time of the founding of the sovereignty of Vatican City). There are no criminal laws against non-commercial, private, adult and consensual same-sex sexual activity. On October 13, 2014, the Vatican released a report that summarizes ongoing discussions about family issues among the top Catholic clergy. Totally unexpected, they moved the LGBT community across the world by showing a positive attitude towards the homosexuals. Though no decisions were announced, the clergy seemed keen to let the society reap the benefits of cohabitation and civil unions.
  • May 23
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Only Afghanistan has a constitutional or law outlawing gay marriage.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Definition of marriage used follows from the Islamic definition of the union between one man and woman. The marriage is prohibited and same sex activity is punished as stated in the Penal code
  • October 29
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    But is Proposed for legalization.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
  • July 1
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Up to 14 years in prison with hard labour