1964 in LGBT Rights

In 1964, there were 9 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 126 legal changes were made in the 1960s.

  • November 17
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 1983. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • 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. President is trying to get it decriminalized. Decriminalization pending. Botswanian high court currently debating to decriminalize homosexuality or not.
  • 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.
    Homosexuality is Taboo.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • April 22
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    None exist according to the 2016 ILGA lgbt rights report.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1964