1966 in LGBT Rights

In 1966, there were 23 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 2 changes made and 15 in the following year. A total of 126 legal changes were made in the 1960s.

  • October 4
    Same-sex marriage becomes unregistered cohabitation.
    For certain aspects.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No other laws in place.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Single males and same-sex couples cannot adopt
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    The common law definition of marriage is “a union of one man with one woman, to the exclusion, while it lasts, of all others”
  • July 8
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No laws criminalizing or restricting service.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • June 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Under Article 388 of the Algerian Criminal Code. As well homosexuality is illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Two months to two years in prison and fine. Not enforced.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexuality is legal, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identities are permitted
  • Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    "Any person guilty of a homosexual act shall be punished with a term of imprisonment of between two months and two years..."
  • February 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    None exist in the criminal code. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    One to five years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Same sex marriage is not recognized especially since homosexuality is illegal
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexual conduct is illegal, discrimination on the basis on sexual orientation or gender identity is legal under the law.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Article 319 is punishable by imprisonment of 1 to 5 years.