1949 in LGBT Rights

In 1949, there were 104 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 18 changes made and 11 in the following year. A total of 159 legal changes were made in the 1940s.

  • October 1
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    More gay friendly than in the USA.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The age of consent in China is 14 for both same-sex and opposite sex couples.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
  • August 15
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full discriminiation protections pending for transgender people. Sexual orientation discrimination protection through human rights institute. Full discrimination protection pending.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Protections for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only protections for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for Gender identity and expression
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Transgender discrimination protections pending. Sexual orientation discrimination protection through human rights institute. Full discrimination protections pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No known anti-discrimination protections exist for sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • June 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    Up to 3 years in prison in areas controlled by Syria. Not enforced. Legal in turkey held areas. Decriminalization pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    As homosexuality is illegal, same sex marriage is also illegal by default.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    The penal law states any "carnal intercourse against the order of nature... shall be punished with imprisonment..."