1951 in LGBT Rights

In 1951, there were 12 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 2 changes made and 3 in the following year. A total of 48 legal changes were made in the 1950s.

  • October 7
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there.
  • March 13
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to 3 years imprisonment
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    up to two years of prison
  • (date unknown)
    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]"
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
  • 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-
  • Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Homosexual activity is illegal in Brunei.
  • January 1
    Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    No