1964 in LGBT Rights

In 1964, there were 8 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 2 changes made and 2 in the following year. A total of 118 legal changes were made in the 1960s.

  • November 17
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 1983
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
  • June 10
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to 7 years in prison. Not enforced.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Fine; up to seven years imprisonment. Although same-sex sexual acts remain illegal, their prosecution is rare according to a 2004 publication.
  • April 25
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections what soever.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1964