1949 in LGBT Rights

In 1949, there were 105 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 14 changes made and 11 in the following year. A total of 149 legal changes were made in the 1940s.

  • October 1
    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.
    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.
    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 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 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 ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression. Not enforced.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for gender identity and expression. Not really enforced.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No known anti-discrimination protections exist for sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • June 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    no laws making gay marriage illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.
  • 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..."