1945 in LGBT Rights

In 1945, there were 13 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 5 changes made and in the following year. A total of 85 legal changes were made in the 1940s.

  • August 18
    Same-sex adoption becomes varies by region.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only discrimination protection in employment only.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Full discrimination protections in All areas. although discrimination is prevalent.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes varies by region.
    No place in Indonesia has criminalized this. Some activists are working on legalizing this. Civil Unions pending.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Under full discrimination protection in employment. As well Same sex activity is legal.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    None exist currently.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no anti-LGBT discrimination protections.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes don't ask, don't tell.
    There is not a specific law against LGBT military service however, gay and lesbian Indonesians face discrimination when attempting to serve in the military.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    The date is the ratification of the Indonesian Constitution. Same-sex marriage is not a legislative priority in Indonesia.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The date listed is the ratification of the Indonesian Constitution. Homosexuality is legal in Indonesia with the exception of Aceh and South Sumatra.
  • August 15
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    Military officials used gay dating and social apps to prosecute same sex couples under article 92. They prosecuted several gay couples. Ruled illegal by military court in 2010. legalization pending.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    Article 92 of the South Korean Military Code provides punishment for gay men in the South Korean Military including dishonorable discharge.
  • May 5
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.