1995 in LGBT Rights

In 1995, there were 17 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 43 changes made and 40 in the following year. A total of 368 legal changes were made in the 1990s.

  • December 29
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Since 2013. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Adoption is being regulated by the Civil Procedure Code of Russia (Chapter 29); Family Code of Russia (Chapter 19); Federal Law On Acts of Civil Status (Chapter V). None of these documents contain any direct restriction or ban for homosexual people to ado
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
  • December 19
    Same-sex marriage becomes varies by region.
    Only two countries in Asia have a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Russia is not one of them. First symbolic Gay marriage couple had to flee Russia because the government put a bounty on them. Foreign Same Sex reconition reconized under EU law.
  • November 23
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Only place that is missing discrimination protection is Belarus.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Ley Orgánica núm. 10/1995, de 23 de noviembre, del Código Penal.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Art. 22.4 criminal code. In the current penal code is considered an aggravating.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Actually the criminal code in Spain is under review in order to increase the age of consent.
  • November 14
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    There are no law specifically preventing homosexual
  • July 5
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Although Armenia did vote yes to ending discrimination in the country for lgbt people. In 2003 people said that they would not intervene if someone who is lgbt if they were being attacked.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    The constitution does not prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity
  • May 29
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Required by 2018 ruling by IACHR Ruling. Gay Unions pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Article 78 of the civil code defines marriage to be a union between a man and a woman
  • May 25
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    There are no laws in Canada against same-sex couples adoption children.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • January 27
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1995