1994 in LGBT Rights

In 1994, there were 24 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 24 changes made and 26 in the following year. A total of 356 legal changes were made in the 1990s.

  • December 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    None exist.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    all across Australia.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Do to homophobia in the country. Only protections for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protection provision exist within neither the Penal code nor the Constitution
  • September 29
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Discrimination is legal in Yemen
  • September 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No Constitutional ban on gay marriage.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Up to 3 years in prison. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    As homosexuality is illegal, same sex union is also illegal by default.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    Article 120 states male homosexuality is punishable by 3 years in prison. No such law is stated for female homosexuality.
  • July 14
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • May 14
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • April 27
    Equal age of consent becomes ambiguous.
    Section 14 of the Sexual Offences Act 23 of 1957, as inserted by the Immorality Amendment Act 2 of 1988, set the age of consent for gay and lesbian sex at 19, as opposed to 16 for straight sex. However, in the case of Geldenhuys v National Director of Public Prosecutions and Others the Constitutional Court found this discrimination to be unconstitutional, and set 16 as the uniform age of consent retroactively to 27 April 1994.
  • March 31
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Homosexual activity federally decriminalized
  • March 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Only form of homosexuality that is illegal is non-consensual homosexual intercourse
  • February 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    NZ Bill of Rights forbids discrimination in relation to employment and religious grounds, in conjunction with the Human Rights Act 1993 which applies everywhere.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    New Zealand responsible for defence.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    New Zealand responsible for defence.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    New Zealand responsible for defence.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1994

  • CenterLink FaviconCenterLink
    CenterLink exists to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.rnrnCenterLink was founded in 1994 as a…
  • Naz Foundation (India) Trust FaviconNaz Foundation (India) Trust
    The Naz Foundation (India) Trust is an organization based in New Delhi, India working on HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health. The organization focuses on reaching out to populations…