1944 in LGBT Rights

In 1944, there were 5 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 1 change made and 13 in the following year. A total of 85 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 foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Gay marriage Legalization required under 2018 IACHR Ruling. Gay marriage Pending.
  • 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.
  • January 15
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.