1972 in LGBT Rights

In 1972, there were 17 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 26 changes made and 17 in the following year. A total of 152 legal changes were made in the 1970s.

  • December 2
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • October 11
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Court ruling pending on legalization of gay unions, Marriage.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    there is only protection is sexual orientation protection for employment only.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Proposed discrimination protections.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Article 58 of the 1972 constitution defines marriage as a different-sex union
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no provision explicitly protecting LGBT people
  • July 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    See article below.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
  • June 17
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • June 2
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections because homosexuality is still illegal.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • March 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1972

  • PFLAG FaviconPFLAG
    PFLAG is the United States' largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with people who are LGBT, PFLAG is committed…