1950s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • November 28
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Might be some discrimination protection for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • October 7
    Same-sex marriage becomes unregistered cohabitation.
    only transgender marriage is legal. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unregistered cohabitation.
    Technically, there are no law that prohibits cohabitation or marriage of a same-sex couple. However, if they are convicted of sodomy, the party face penalties according to the penal law.
  • February 18
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    There are no restrictions about gay sex, a healthy person is free to donate.
  • July 25
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    surgery is provided but is not required. missing non binary options on documents.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions that exist. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    According to info galactic.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes ambiguous.
    there is no laws banned gay people to donate blood
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Changing gender is illegal in Tunisia.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes ambiguous.
    there is no laws against LGBT people to serve Military
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    there is no LGBT rights in Tunisia
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • July 23
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No discrimination protections currently in the criminal code. As well Homosexuality is illegal.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No laws prohibiting lgbt people donating blood.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Not one of the countries that prohibits or outlawing lgbt serving the military. Nothing criminalizing of prohibiting it.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No laws making it illegal.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age of 18 years. but Homosexuality is illegal though.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    10 days to 3 years in prison. As part of the federation of Ethiopia and Eritrea. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexuality is illegal, no legal protection exists for either gender identity or sexual orientations
  • Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Simple Imprisonment: 10 days to 3 years.
  • April 12
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    The prescribed penalty was a fine of up to R4000 or imprisonment for up to two years, or both.
  • January 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No national discrimination protections.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    Between 1954 and 2005 homosexuality was considered a mental disorder and gay men were prohibited from serving.
  • November 18
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    Homosexuality is illegal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    up to 4 years in prison. Not enforced.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    As homosexuality is illegal in Libya, so is serving openly in the army.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Homosexuality is not legal in Libya.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Article 410 of the penal code states that Indecent same sex intercourse is punishable from 1 to 4 years.
  • October 22
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    None exist in the Laosan constitution.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    They have no protections in laos.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No information on this.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    The constitution does not explicitly cover sexual orientations and gender identities in protection against discrimination
  • January 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    People are harassed. Discrimination protections pending.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections in the Constitution for LGBT People.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protection exist within the constitution for sexual orientation and gender identity
  • October 7
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    None exist in the criminal code.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Widespread discrimination all of Libya. According to the 2018 world report.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • March 13
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to 3 years imprisonment
  • January 1
    Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Homosexuality is illegal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age of consent and homosexaulity is legal.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there. No protections were included in the revision of Brunei Criminal Code.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Homosexual activity is illegal in Brunei.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    The Penal Code of Brunei (revised edition 2001), Chapter 22, Page 152 states: "Unnatural offences. 377. Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman, or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine. [S 12/97]"
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    up to two years of prison
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Article 347 of the Greek Criminal Code; which provides for a higher age of consent of 17, for seducing a male person if the male partner is over 18 and for lesbians and both male/female heterosexuals (regardless of close-in-age or not) and for only close-
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • June 15
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Section 145 of the penal code indicates any carnal knowledge against nature is punishable for 7 years to life in prison.
  • May 20
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Article 46 got Removed.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No bans on service but intense discrimination makes it impossible.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    Article 46 of the Army Act states any "indecent or unnatural acts" are punishable by up to 7 years