1971 in LGBT Rights

In 1971, there were 11 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 1 change made and 10 in the following year. A total of 122 legal changes were made in the 1970s.

  • December 2
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    The UAE constitution, which came into effect on December 2, 1971, does not reference any protections against housing discrimination on the basis of gender or sexuality.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    The UAE constitution, which came into effect on December 2, 1971, does not reference any protections against employment discrimination on the basis of gender or sexuality.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    The UAE constitution, which came into effect on December 2, 1971, does not reference any protections against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexuality.
  • October 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Legislative repeal, effective 1971.
  • September 11
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Since the founding of Egypt, there hasn't been any protection for LGBTQ+ community
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Since the founding of Egypt, there hasn't been any protections for LGBTQ+ community
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • August 16
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • August 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Constitutionally ban since 1971.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
  • February 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Marriage is defined as a union between a man and a woman