2007 in LGBT Rights

In 2007, there were 31 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 61 changes made and 58 in the following year. A total of 627 legal changes were made in the 2000s.

  • December 21
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay marriage legalization pending.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
  • December 14
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • November 16
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    No
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Homosexuality is legal under current legal code
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Article 36 specifically prohibits discriminations by sexual oientation
  • November 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (6-month deferral).
  • October 19
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Required to be legalized under 2018 EU ruling. Civil unions pending. Gay marriage pending. Under EU law. Proposed Gay Union.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
  • October 16
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Since 2008
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • July 7
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • June 13
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Illegal under the UK Federal Hate Crimes.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Constitutional ban on all discrimination.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • June
    Same-sex adoption becomes n/a.
    This is not decided at the Federal level, but at the territorial government level. Some territories allow it, others do not.
  • May 18
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • May 11
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    All discrimination is illegal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Since 2007
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for employment for sexual orientation.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only sexual orientation for employment.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    The 2007 labor law protects against discrimination on employment on grounds of sexual orientation
  • May 4
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Taiwan banned workplace discrimination against LGBT citizens in 2007.
  • January 24
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    No
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 2007

  • LGBT Network FaviconLGBT Network
    The LGBT Network is a charity which campaigns and lobbies for policy change and equality for LGBTQ persons.
  • Alaskans Together For Equality FaviconAlaskans Together For Equality
    Alaskans Together for Equality (ATE) is Alaska‚Äôs statewide educational and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Alaskans. ATE is a non-profit that…
  • Queer Leaders Forum FaviconQueer Leaders Forum
    Global
    Queer Leaders Forum (QLF) is a civic association, established from the initiative of the First Lesbian Association Museion, by the creation, followed up by the transformation of…
  • PINK Armenia FaviconPINK Armenia
    PINK (Public Information and Need of Knowledge) Armenia is a group of civil rights activists to promote the idea of safe sex and protection of human rights. The organization…
  • Matthew's Place FaviconMatthew's Place
    By LGBT youth for LGBT youth. Resources, Centers, Community, Blog, and stories. MatthewsPlace.com is an online community and resource site for lesbian, gay, bisexual…