1944 in LGBT Rights

In 1944, there were 4 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 1 change made and 8 in the following year. A total of 149 legal changes were made in the 1940s.

  • September 3
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Belgium was liberated in September of 1944. Belgian civil law reverted back to pre-war laws.
  • July 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay marriage Legalization required under 2018 IACHR Ruling.
  • July 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Homosexual activity has been legal in Sweden since 1944.
  • June 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Chapter 5, article 1 defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.