2010s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • July 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Single only under state law. full state legalization pending.
  • June 21
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only city Housing discrimination protections in Lamorie.
  • June 11
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No discrimination protections currently.
  • June 6
    Same-sex adoption becomes married couples only.
    Legalization pending.
  • April 20
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Adoption is not a federal law and is state-based. Since April 2018, same-sex couples can adopt children in all jurisdictions within Australia.
  • April 10
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • April 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections involving sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in state employment only.
  • March 26
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there. As well LGBT people are considered taboo.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Gay people or transgender people are misunderstood.
  • March 7
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Full adoption laws statewide pending. No restrictions to adopt or to do foster care. Under state and Federal law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full discrimination protections in city of Jackson and magnolia.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under federal law as well as Idaho state law
  • March 6
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Some protections in certain regions of china. Full Employment discrimination protections in Macau. Government Discrimination protection in Hong Kong.
  • February 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Civil unions under family partnership.One same sex couple has got married. Same sex marriage legalization pending.
  • February 15
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • February 12
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    requires public announcement of name change.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires surgery to change birth Certificate.
  • February 2
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    In two city's in South Carolina. One of the 15 states that is doesn't have state discrimination protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full City protections in Jackson and city of Mongolia.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full City protections in Jackson and city of Mongolia. Starkville just had its first pride parade. State employment discrimination pending state wide.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Complete State protection. as well complete city protections for all areas. State wide discrimination protections in employment, housing.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No conditions required. Non binary options on drivers licenses pending.
  • February 1
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    According to the 2017 Rainbow Europe Albania. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • January 22
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • January 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay Marriage Required under 2018 IACHR ruling.
  • January 9
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Under Movement advancement project. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • January 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Only under state law. Legalization pending.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Legalization pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only under federal law section VII sex discrimination state court ruled that sex discrimination includes gender identity. State wide employment discrimination protections pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Full state adoption pending statewide.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Full legalization pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    According to abc.net
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Single under state law. Changes pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    no laws in place for same sex couples. Legalization pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay marriage is not criminalized in Egypt. As well homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes don't ask, don't tell.
    Not restrictions for serving. unofficial don't ask don't tell.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    because homosexuality is illegal. as well no discrimination protection in place.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in state employment only.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Full discrimination protections and full state discrimination protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Full discrimination protections and full state discrimination protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full discrimination protection in state employment. As well under Section VII under sex discrimination. Section VII ruled to include gender identity.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Not required under state or federal law.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions. No laws for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Civil partnership proposed. Romania court ruled that same sex couples must have partner benefits. Gay Unions and Gay marriage pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes varies by region.
    illegal under federal law under the therapeutic fraud act signed under Obama.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Legalization required under American Convention on Human Rights. Gay marriage pending.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only under city discrimination protections. as well sexual orientation under Texas hate crime law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City protections in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, San Antonio. Prohibited in Dallas County. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. Missing state employment discrimination missing in Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Under city protections. hate crime law includes sexual orientation. Full state discrimination protections pending. Full housing pending statewide. full public accommodation pending state wide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay marriage pending and Civil Unions pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Only country that has a constitutional ban on gay marriage is Honduras. Gay Marriage Pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes step-child adoption only.
    Step child and single options since 2018. Full legalization pending. It will become legal when gay marriage becomes legal.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Government Banned it.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • December 30
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Not criminalized but no laws in place.
  • December 29
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Homosexuality is still illegal there. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • December 27
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    legal to provide but not required.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No known
  • December 23
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Many Belarusian people believe homosexuality is a disease. Not clear though.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • December 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    the island just legalized Gay Marriage.
  • December 19
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • December 9
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Following a nation-wide postal vote, 61.6% of Australians voted 'Yes' for Same-sex Marriage in November 2017. The Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 subsequently passed parliament on 7th December and was given Royal Assent on 8th December, coming into effect from 9th December 2017, Australia-wide (including Victoria).
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
  • October 16
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City protections in the city of Birmingham and Montevallo.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    There is full discrimination protections in the city of Birmingham, Montevallo. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. Full employment discrimination protections pending state wide. Also protected under Section VII. as well under the case of Glenn v. Brumby.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    In the city of Birmingham, Montevallo. Full state employment discrimination protections pending.
  • October 15
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Under recent changes.
  • October 14
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for state employments. As well sex discrimination protection under section VII under sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    State Discrimination protection only.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only in state discrimination. As well as anti bullying laws in place. Hate crime law pending.
  • October 12
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    nambians are trying to legalize it.
  • October 11
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination protection under sex section of VII. City protections for LGBT People
  • October 10
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No requirements since 2017.
  • October 7
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Full legalization required under 2018 IACHR Ruling.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Required legalization under 2018 IACHR ruling.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • October 6
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Full Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Legal. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal. Legalization pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Legalization pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    As far as I know.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No requirements
  • October 2
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    under state and federal law. Non binary options pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Gay marriage hasn't been legalized yet. No laws in place currently.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • October 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    A bill for legalisation passed the Bundestag on 30 June 2017 and the Bundesrat on 7 July
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Full legalization pending. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    according to the us adoption. No other laws in place.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal since 1 October 2017, after the Bundestag passed legislation giving same-sex couples full marital and adoption rights on 30 June 2017. Prior to that, registered partnerships were available to same-sex couples, having been legalised in 2001.
  • September 20
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    requires sterilization.
  • September 18
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires steralization
  • September 14
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws for same sex couples.
  • September 12
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No Requirements.
  • September 10
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • September 5
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Southern Alberta LGBT group is trying to ban this practice. Ban on conversion therapy pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No banned. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • September 4
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    All legal.
  • September 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage became legal in Malta under the Marriage Act and other Laws (Amendment) Bill
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • August 24
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • August 22
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • August 15
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • August 10
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    4-7 years in prison. Not enforced.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    5- 10 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending. Since 2013 police officers have to take lgbt sensitivity training.
  • August 8
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Punishment of between 5-14 years. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    as of August 10, 2017. It is one of the 10 states and dc that have outlawed this.
  • August 7
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    since 2017. Legalization pending.
  • August 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Puebla is recognized now the marriage equality
  • July 31
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    State wide adoption pending.
  • July 14
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Transgender people can change their document without surgery not required
  • July 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Transgender people can change their document without surgery not required
  • June 30
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Legal. However no laws in place for same sex couples.
  • May 19
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    up 10 years in prison. Decriminalization pending.
  • May 16
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Only for sexual orientation. Under the revision of the employment law. As well discrimination protection through human rights institute.
  • May 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Under a ruling from the supreme court.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Legalization pending.
  • April 18
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Sexual orientation discrimination protections under human rights institute. Homosexuality is illegal.
  • March 25
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    According to Prezi. com
  • March 24
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • March 17
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • March 6
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    punishment of 8 years in prison, house arrest, whippings and or deportation. Not enforced.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As well as heavy social attitudes towards lgbt.
  • March 5
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).
    10 years to life. Not enforced. it is the next country that activists are working to get homosexuality Decriminalized. Decriminalization pending.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    LGBT people can serve in military
  • March 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legalized marriage
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Just became legal 3 days ago.
  • February 25
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not outlawed.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    According to the Movement Advancement Project.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • February 24
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    No
  • February 22
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the Honduras Criminal Code.
  • February 14
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Passed by Senate Committee of New Mexico
  • February 12
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Up to 10 years in prison in the Gaza strip. Not enforced. Female always legal.
  • February 11
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced.
  • February 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    In July of 2017 it will become legal.
  • January 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    LGBT couple can marry in Aguascalientes after gaining protection.
  • January 25
    Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    No
  • January 23
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Protection under section VII under sex discrimination covers sexual orientation and gender identity. Only protections for state employees only.
  • January 19
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No Countries in South America still have a law or ban in place.
  • January 18
    Equal age of consent becomes ambiguous.
    age of consent is set at 18 years old. Homosexuality is illegal.
  • January 15
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    just dropped life time ban.
  • January 7
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Legislative Decree #1323 states that crimes motivated by intolerance or discrimination including sexual orientation and gender identity will receive stronger penalizations.
  • January 2
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Health Complaints Bill 2016 bans all conversion therapies and received royal assent on 5 May 2016, coming into force 2 February 2017. The Health Commissioner's office, as created under the original act, received strengthened powers granted on 28 February 2018.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Legal to change but conditions are vague.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    transgender people can change their name. sex change not legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Just got legalized In 2017.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    when Georgia lifted the ban.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in Government Positions.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since Oct 2017. Choice of sex change up to the individual. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Legalization pending.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes ambiguous.
    Only in limited positions. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for state employment for sexual orientation. As well state hate crime law for sexual orientation. under federal hate crime law for sexual orientation and gender identity. state discrimination protections pending state wide.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Legalization Pending.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    in 2017.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Article 26 of the criminal code just got removed
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the revision of the Romanian criminal code.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No laws fining or making laws illegal. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No Country in the Caribbean have donating blood bans in place.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Civil unions pending. gay marriage pending. Gay marriage required legalization under EU ruling.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Only required surgery is in Finland.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Under federal ban.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Only federally.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Homosexuality is illegal there.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    LGBT are Protected Here For housing and Employment.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Since 2017
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Full Protection since Jan 2017.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No other laws in place.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the quebec charter of human rights.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    they just addmended the charter to include gender identity.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    under the Quebec Charter of Human Rights. As well as Gender identity and expression federally under Bill C-16.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Government covers SRS. Also not required federally as well.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Northwest Territories Act. as well under the admenment to the federal Criminal Code.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Under Switzerland's law which made it illegal. nothing in Liechtenstein. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Under state law.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    In all of South Africa.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending. also recommended by UN LGBT rights Expert.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Third gender recognized.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Under federal law. No laws for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    just missing constitutional discrimination laws.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    according to Wikipedia.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Under federal Law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under federal Bill C-250
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Act. Protection for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under the Newfoundland and Labrador. Under Bill C-16. Protection for gender identity and expression.
  • December 28
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    they provide the surgery. it is not required. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    only restriction is that it can only be done by people living in Burma. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • December 20
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • December 19
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The congress Nuevo Leon, unanimously approved the law to promote equality and prevent, combat and eliminate dissolution and also prohibit any form of discrimination.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The congress Nuevo Leon, unanimously approved the law to promote equality and prevent, combat and eliminate dissolution and also prohibit any form of discrimination.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The congress Nuevo Leon, unanimously approved the law to promote equality and prevent, combat and eliminate dissolution and also prohibit any form of discrimination.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The state Nuevo leon approves to promote and eliminate the discrimination.
  • December 12
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    They introduced to ban conversion therapy on minor for Texas that they will have a debate on september 1 , 2017
  • December 8
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    According to Israel Times.
  • December 6
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Anyone who tries to "change, repress or eliminate a person's sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression" will be fined up to 10,000 euros or even jailed for up to a year.
  • December 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Some protections under sex discrimination.
  • November 28
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Just recently became legal on Mar 8, 2018.
  • November 8
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Full Legalization Pending under 2018 AICHR Ruling.
  • November 5
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    government there just started cracking down.
  • October 31
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Legalization Pending.
  • October 29
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • October 26
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • October 16
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • October 15
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2016. Missing non binary options.
  • October 11
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • September 28
    Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Equal Age of Consent Bill is going to come into effect in the next couple years.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • September 27
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Some protections under hate crimes.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Some protections under the Consitution.
  • September 26
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    same-sex couple can adopt
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized. Conversion therapy ban pending. Suggested by UN LGBT rights Expert.
  • September 16
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Following the amendment in the Queensland Criminal Code, the age of consent is now equal across all states and territories of Australia.
  • September 14
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Only criminalized in the city of Vancouver. If backed It will be outlawed province wide. State wide conversion therapy ban pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    State discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Full discrimination protections in city of Lawrence, city of Manhattan and roeland park. Unifed government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. Sexual orientation discrimination protection under state hate crime law. Missing Housing and discrimination protections.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Under federal law. nothing in Puerto Rico. Conversion therapy ban is pending.
  • September 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    According to global gays. Legalization Required under 2018 IACHR Ruling. Gay marriage legalization pending.
  • September 10
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    The law 259 allows same-sex adoption
  • September 9
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending. Soon to be outlawed in Ireland. As well as across the UK too.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for state employment. As well as discrimination protection under federal law VII under sex discrimination for sexual oreination and gender identity. Full Employment discrimination protections pending state wide.
  • September 7
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not banned in this state. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    in 7 cities and pittsburg. State wide conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    For people Under 18.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    waiting to be signed by governor.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized in this state.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Only in Milwaukee. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Conversion therapy ban Pending. As of June 2018. Widely condemned.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    waiting for governor to sign.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Just got vetoed by the current governor.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized in this state.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Some places have promoted this in Texas. Conversion therapy ban is pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    in a few cities. an in one county.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Bill outlawing conversion therapy on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity just got signed by the governor.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No ban so far. Starkville, Mississippi just allowed the first pride parade to go ahead. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • September 6
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No conditions required.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy pending.
  • September 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Adoption by same-sex couples legal since 1 September 2016 under the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Act 2015.
  • August 14
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    one of the 12 states that have pass bills criminalizing this practice.
  • August 12
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized. Homosexuality is currently illegal. since 2006 it has been being promoted.
  • August 10
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    under city discrimination protections only. protections under sexual orientation under Nebraska hate crime law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    under city housing discrimination protections. as well as under hate crime law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full protection under hate crime law. Only full discrimination protections under city protections. only protection under state employment is sexual orientation.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    State employment discriminaiton protections for sexual orientation and gender idneitty and gender expression since June 13, 2018. some under city protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. under hate crime law for sexual orientation. complete protection under federal hate crime law.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    got equalized when the supreme court struck down the sodomy law.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Just got legalized.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    there is local protections in the city of Atlanta and Macon-Bib county. under section VII under sex discrimination covers sexual orientation and gender identity. As well under section IX. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. gender identity discrimination protection under Glenn v. Brumby
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full state discrimination protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression since June 13, 2018.They have only city protections. as well as protection under federal and Louisiana hate crime law for sexual orientation. Also in Full city discrimination protection in two cities. Full Employment, Housing and Public accommodations state wide discrimination protections pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    under City discrimination protections. Full state employment discrimination protections pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full discrimination protections thorugh city discrimination protections in the following cities City of Charles Town, City of Charleston, city of Harpers Ferry, City of Huntington, city of Lewisburg, City of Martinburg, City of Morgantown, City of Shepherdstown,City of Sutton, City of Wheeling, Town of Thurmond. Full state employment discrimination protections pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    city discrimination protections in the city of Lamorie, Jackson. State discrimination protections pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only city discrimination protections in Omaha. As well sexual orientation and gender identity under Federal hate crime law. Sexual orientation under Nebraska Hate crime law. Full state discrimination protections pending statewide.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    in the city of Norman for sexual orientation discrimination protections. as well as the Oklahoma city and Tulsa. Full state employment discrimination protections pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    State interperts existing sex prohibition on sex discrimination to include sexual oreination and or gender idenity. As well as full state discrimination protections only. State explicitly interpites prohibition on sex discrimination to include sexual orientation and or gender indentity. Sex discrimination which includes gender identity under section VII.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    full protections under city discrimination protections. full protections under Missouri's hate crime law. State employment discrimination protections pending. Court decision pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Hate crime law trying to pass. State discrimination protection only. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. Full state housing discrimination protections pending. discrimination protection under section VII section sex discrimination also includes gender identity and or sexual orientation.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only state protections for sexual orientation. Sexual orientation under state hate crime law. As well under sex discrimination under Section VII. Also under federal hate crime law for sexual orientation and gender identity. State discrimination protections state wide pending. Gender identity discrimination protection under Schwenk v. Hartford.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    city discrimination protections only. Full discrimination protections pending. sex discrimination and gender identity under Section VII. Section IX
  • August 3
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    In 2 counties and 50 cities.
  • July 31
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    None exist.
  • July 30
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Discrimination protection for state employees. as well complete city protections in 4 cities. As well in 1 county. Federal sex discrimination protection under section VII. Sexual orientation and gender identity under federal hate crime law.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    it is one of the many states that have banned conversion therapy.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    according
  • July 25
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    BC Legislature passed a bill adding gender identity to protected class in the BC Human Rights Code
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    BC Legislature passed a bill to include gender identity in the protected class for BC Human Rights Code
  • July 24
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under the LGBT Adoption Laws Hawaii
  • July 23
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Some discrimination protection through sex discrimination protection.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    under federal and state law.
  • July 18
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only sexual orientation for state employment. Full state employment discrimination protection pending, full employment discrimination pending statewide.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full state housing discrimination protections state wide pending. Only in two cities.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    According to the us advancement project. Under state employment discrimination protection for sexual orientation. Full protection under city discrimination protection in city of Anchorage and Anchorage Borough. Full state discrimination protection pending, full employment discrimination protection pending.
  • July 15
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the new Brunswick human rights code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the New Brunswick Human Right Code
  • July 1
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    The US Army repealed the ban to serve for openly transgender individuals
  • June 30
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    it is one of the many states that has banned conversion therapy.
  • June 3
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    In May 2016, the parliament enacted the "Crimes Act 2016" which does not contain provisions criminalizing same-sex sexual activity
  • June 2
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    According to the BBC.
  • June 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    As well documents can be changed. Missing non binary options.
  • May 27
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    From the date that Nauru Decriminalized Homosexuality.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    According to Gay Star News. no laws criminalizing it.
  • May 20
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Just came into effect.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in Campeche on May 20,2016 after a vote of 34-1
  • May 19
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    10 days to 3 years in prison.
  • May 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Approved by the Congress of the State of Michoacán, with 26 votes in favor, no opposition and 7 abstentions on May 18, 2016.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The parliament was expected to consider the measure within few months. The Attorney General Ronny Govinden ruled out a referendum on the issue. The bill was approved on 18 May 2016.
  • May 17
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age of consent.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Full discrimination protections. As well under hate crime laws.
  • May 16
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No constitutional Ban or laws making it illegal. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • May 14
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • May 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage was legal in Sonora for 6 days before the governor announced to keep the policy before which was to get a court order.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in Jalisco on May 12,2016 after The Mexican Supreme Court legalized it in the state
  • May 11
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Gay marriage pending. Required legalization under EU ruling. Gay marriage just got legalized in Czech Republic.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Italy's parliament has backed same-sex civil unions. MPs in the lower house voted 369-193 for the government, ensuring that the civil unions bill will become law.
  • May 9
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Politicians are trying to get passed again for the 3 time. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • May 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Not criminalized in this country. Required legalization of gya unions and gay marriage under 2018 IACHR ruling.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    2 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminailzation pending. Supported by President. Trinidad and Tobago just legalized Homosexuality. UK is helping to decriminalize homosexuality here. Required legalization under IACHR 2018 Ruling.
  • April 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    "The judges affirmed by a majority that marriage between people of the same sex does not violate the constitutional order," judge Maria Victoria Calle said.
  • April 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    from a ruling in the supreme Botswana Court. legalization rejected.
  • April 20
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • April 19
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • April 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    "The magistrates of the constitutional court voted six to three against a proposed ruling that said marriage applied only to unions between men and women and that it was up to the congress and not the court to decide on same-sex marriage."
  • April 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Federal Judge ruled that the ban on same sex couple adopting was unconstitutional
  • March 17
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Botswana Court of Appeal Denied Ban
  • March 10
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • March 6
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Only sexual orientation
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Only sexual orientation
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    -
  • February 24
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized anywhere in central Midwest.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • February 9
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Required legalization under EU ruling. Proposed Civil unions.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    only regulated. State wide conversion therapy pan pending. it is illegal nationwide under the therapeutic fraud act signed under president Obama.
  • February 4
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2016, transgender persons are allowed to change their birth name and gender identity (instead of the sex assigned at birth) on legal documents.
  • February 1
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized in Georgia.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Revised Peru Criminal Code.
  • January 15
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    as far as I know
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    No
  • January 9
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for state employment. 4 city full discrimination protections. as well as sex discrimination which includes gender identity under section VII.
  • January 3
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized.
  • January 1
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    Legalization pending
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay unions and gay marriage pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Under state law only. Legalization pending.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    As of Oct 2016.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Since 2016.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires surgery.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    No
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Requires surgery and sterilization. Ruled illegal under EU court.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    It know has step child and single adoption. just missing Joint adoption and Legaistation for Marriage adoption.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Full discrimination protections.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    As a Joint Adoption.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Joint adoption here.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Full protections since 2016
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Since 2016.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the revision of the Nepal Criminal Code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Chilean Labor code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Full discrimination protection including aggravated conditions since 2016.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    as long as you don't have certain diseases you are good.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Full protections since 2016.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    All employment. under the criminal code.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only for employment.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Missing non binary options.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Punishment is not enforced. Activists are trying to get this decriminalized. Decriminalization pending.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    just recently lifted the ban
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Nepal Criminal Code.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay marriage pending under a ruling of IACHR 2018 ruling.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No deferral.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    full discrimination protection since 2016. including indirect discrimination.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    No legal to change documents. but no laws making it illegal.
  • December 23
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    civil unions legal. Gay marriage recognized for immigration purposes since 2018. Gay marriage Legalization pending.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The Civil Union act also equalized the age of consent at 15
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    The Greek Parliament voted in a proposal that allows for Civil Partnership between same sex individuals
  • December 22
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Punishment of 3 years. not enforced. Decriminalization pending. Backed by Tunisian Prime Minister.
  • December 21
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No restrictions in donating blood.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    FDA issued a new directive allowing for blood donation after a 1 year deferral.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    After a series of recommendations, the FDA has moved to a 12 months degerral
  • December 18
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Now same sex adoption is possible for not only individuals but same sex couples.
  • December 17
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • December 9
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Only in the City of Cincinnati. it is banned federally under the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act which was signed by Obama. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • December 7
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    “Gender identity and gender expression” were added by Bill 7, the Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act which received royal assent in 2015.
  • November 26
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Surgery and or judicial permission not required since 2016.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    New announcement made by the Justice Ministers means transgender people will be able to change their name and gender on official IDs. It is unclear whether surgery will be required or not.
  • November 23
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No requirements since 2017. Missing non binary options.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    The Vietnamese Government voted overwhelmingly in favour of legalizing the right to change an individual's legal gender
  • November 16
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015 (bill no.5 of 2015)
  • November 13
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Unrecognized
  • November 12
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Since 2015 full protections.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Ukrainian Parliament.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    LGBT discrimination is prohibited at the employment level
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Ukraine parliament voted to change the country's labor code to include protection against employment discrimination regardless of "race, colour, political, religious and other beliefs, sex gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic, social and foreign origin, age, health, disability, or suspected presence of HIV/AIDS, family and property status, family responsibilities, place of residence, or participation in a strike."
  • November 4
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    According to CNN. Court decision on status of blood donating pending.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    New regulations allow for 12 months deferral. This law will be reviewed again in 2017 to consider no deferral for men who have sex with men.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Previously couples could only adopt a child if it was from one of the partners, but the same-sex adoption law allows homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.
  • October 28
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    12-month deferral for males who have sex with male
  • October 25
    Homosexual activity becomes varies by region.
    Flogging in public in ache.
  • October 23
    Homosexual activity becomes varies by region.
    Aceh's law on criminalizing same sex behaviour for Muslim men came into effect on October 23rd, 2015.
  • October 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Legalization Pending. it is in the same bill that is legalizing gay adoption.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Since 2015, same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples have the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples, within a civil union - except for adoption rights and the title of marriage.
  • October 21
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    No
  • October 15
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Legally nationwide.
  • October 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Before October 1st, a proof of surgery was required. With Bill n°35 : An Act to amend the Civil Code as regards civil status, successions and the publication of rights, it's not required anymore. ''SECTION IV CHANGE OF DESIGNATION OF SEX 71. Every person whose sexual identity does not correspond to the designation of sex that appears in that person's act of birth may, if the conditions prescribed by this Code and by government regulation have been met, have that designation and, if necessary, the person's given names changed. These changes may in no case be made dependent on the requirement to have undergone any medical treatment or surgical operation whatsoever.'' (Civil Code of Québec) To qualify to change the sex designation appearing on your act of birth, you must: - be 18 years of age or over; - hold Canadian citizenship; - be domiciled in Québec for at least one year. If you were born in Québec but live elsewhere, you may also qualify to change your sex designation if you show that such an amendment is not possible in the province or country in which you are domiciled. If you qualify to apply, you must complete the Application to Change the Sex Designation Appearing on an Act of Birth form and provide the documents indicated on the form. In particular, you must provide an affidavit in which you affirm: - that the designation of sex requested is the designation that best corresponds your sexual identity; - that you assume that sexual identity and intend to continue doing so; - that you understand the seriousness of the undertaking; - that your undertaking is voluntary and your consent is given in a free and enlightened manner. You must also include: - the affidavit of a person of full age who attests to having known you for at least one year and who confirms that you are fully aware of the seriousness of your application; - if you have already obtained a change of the designation of sex that appears in your act of birth, you must also include a letter from a physician, a psychologist, a psychiatrist or a sexologist authorized to practice in Canada or in the State in which you are domiciled, who declares having evaluated or followed you and is of the opinion that the change of the designation is appropriate having regard to the affidavit you made in support of your initial application. (Directeur de l'état civil Québec, change of sex designation)
  • September 16
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Ban on donation was lifted
  • September 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • August 24
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • August 20
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Governor signed into law banning conversation therapy for youth. THe law will go into effect on January 1st, 2016.
  • August 15
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • July 30
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Under the bill that provided lgbt protections for youth in foster care. Full state conversion therapy ban pending.
  • July 29
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    they don't want to be know as a sex change hospital.
  • July 23
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    A Supreme Court decision overruled the surgery requirement to change one's legal gender.
  • July 16
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that “[A]llegations of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation necessarily state a claim of discrimination on the basis of sex”, and are barred by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This ruling applies at both the state and federal level. Furthermore, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled on April 20, 2012 that an employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person’s gender identity is violating the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • July 15
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    For adults over 18, individuals can change their legal gender without a surgery. However, for individuals between the age of 16-18, there is a "route to recognition"
  • July 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in the Mexican state of Guerrero on July 10,2015.
  • July 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Surgery not required but preformed.
  • June 30
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Although not explicitly mentioned in the penal code, the justice minister clarified that homosexuality is not an offence in Mozembique. New penal code explicitly removed "crimes against nature", leaving no ground whatsoever for homosexuality to be illegal. It is expected to go into effect June 29th, 2015.
  • June 26
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Puerto Rico legalizes gay marriage after US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. Shortly after the ruling, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the governor of Puerto Rico, signed an executive order requiring government agencies to be compliant with the ruling.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In a ruling by the US Supreme Court, all 50 states must now issue marriage licenses for same sex couples and recognize same-sex marriages performed in any state.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    After a 5-4 vote in Supreme Court attempts by conservative states to ban same-sex marriage were overturned making it legal across the USA.
  • June 19
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • June 12
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • June 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay Marriage Pending.
  • June 9
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized yet.
  • June 4
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On June 4, Ontario unanimously passed a Bill 77 "Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act" banning "any practice that seeks to change or direct the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years of age, including efforts to change or direct the patient's behavior or gender expression."
  • June 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • May 27
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Greenland parliament unanimously approves same sex marriage
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Parliament unanimously approved same sex marriage
  • May 25
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    not possible because of intense discrimination.
  • May 22
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    First province to ban it.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    SB353 passed final vote in Nevada on May 22, 2015 banning conversion therapy for homosexual youths, however, while it passed, protections for transgender persons were not included. The bill has passed, but has been referred to committee to discuss the amendment.
  • May 19
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Conversion therapy is banned for Minors. Technically conversion therapy is not banned for adults though close to all professional guidelines prohibits it.
  • May 18
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Became legal on April 12, 2018. The news is from HRC and Pink news.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Most offenses are still in effect as per the 1986 law. However, the anal intercourse provision between minors have been removed.
  • May 17
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    In addition to the existing HIV/AIDS law, public workers are now also protected. Within federal agencies, same sex partnerships are also required to be recognized as a family when requesting time off for spousal medical emergencies.
  • May 15
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    After suggestions from the British government and approval by local council, same sex marriage is now legal.
  • May 12
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    According to Canadian Blood Bank. Since 2016.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Legalization pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No laws in place. As well their is still the attitude that homosexuality is a disease. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • May 10
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires surgery and Sterilization. Ruled illegal under the EU.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    European court found the sterilization requirement in Article 40 of the Civil Code to be unconstitutional. " A person who wishes to change their gender may request permission to change their gender by applying in person to the court. However, for the permission to be granted, the applicant must be 18 years old and must be unmarried. The applicant must also be in a transsexual nature and must document the necessity to change their gender for their mental health and that they are permanently deprived of reproductive abilities through an official health committee report obtained from an education and research hospital. Depending on the permission granted, once the gender reassignment surgery fit for the aim and medical methods has been completed and verified by an official health committee report, the court decides to make the necessary changes in the population registry."
  • April 20
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Article 23.3 of the Constitution and under Article 11.2 of the 2008 Constitution. and under the 2015 law explicitly making sexual orientation illegal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    In 2015, a labor reform made it illegal for employers to discriminate against people due to their sexual orientation.
  • April 15
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Just got signed into law today on March 30, 2018.
  • April 4
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    As Same Sex Marriage is now fully legal, same sex couples can adopt children. One month before it became legal, same sex couples can also adopt children.
  • April 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Legalization pending. Required by 2018 IACHR Ruling.
  • March 13
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Only banned in few cities. State conversion therapy ban pending.
  • March 12
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Discrimination on grounds of housing and employment is prohibited for both sexual orientations and gender identities
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Anti discrimination bill in housing and employment for sexual orientations and gender identities passes and becomes law
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    LGBT Anti discrimination bill in housing and employment passes and becomes law
  • March 10
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    In Bill 10, a bill ensuring the right of students to form gay-straight alliances in Alberta schools, amendments were added before it was passed adding protection of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the Alberta Bill of Rights. Bill 10 goes into effect on June 1, 2015. The Alberta Human Rights Act has not yet been explicitly modified to include gender identity and gender expression, though they continue to be read in implicitly by the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
  • March 6
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    No information.
  • March 4
    Same-sex adoption becomes step-child adoption only.
    It will become legal in 2019. Full Legalization pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Just legalized on Feb 24, 2017.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes other type of partnership.
    Same sex marriage was legalized by the parliament. However, this measure was defeated in a referendum on December 20th, 2015.
  • March 2
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    March ended the long legal fight to same sex adoption with same sex couples now allowed to become foster parents, completely equalizing their rights to adopt
  • February 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    After the ban on same sex marriage was found to be unconstitutional, federal judge ordered that marriage licenses be issued.
  • February 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2015. NDP in Manitoba are trying to get gender neutral documents.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Only under state law. Legalization pending.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Proof of surgery is no longer required to change one's gender on official documents
  • January 26
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under the Revision of the Thai Criminal Code.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the revision of Thailand Criminal Code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Thailand Criminal Code.
  • January 21
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Israelis can now change their legal gender without sex-reassignment surgery as ordered by the Supreme Court
  • January 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay marriage legalization required under 2018 EU ruling. Gay Unions and Gay marriage pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Macedonia passed a constitutional amendment explicitly stating marriage as a union between a man and a woman
  • January 16
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Gender identity is now an explicit protected ground in the labour code.
  • January 14
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same sex couples can have the same right to adopt as different-sex couples
  • January 6
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    NAC 440.130 provides allowance for persons to change gender on birth certificates and other vital records so long as a certifying physicians signs off on the persons gender identity.
  • January 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Full discrimination protections since 2015.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Only Georgia and Armenia have constitutional bans. no laws making it illegal. Required to be legalized under EU ruling.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Legalization state wide pending.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the change of the Criminal Code.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under article 107 2 b
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only in employment.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    age of consent is 21. Homosexuality is illegal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the change of the Angolan Criminal Code.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Currently laws are being implemented to legalize adoption in the state.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under HUD ruling 2009. Full local protections since 2015.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the Guam Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under Guam Lawmakers
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Under Guam Lawmakers.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Step child will become legal in Dec. Joint adoption pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Under national marriage law.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    as being a Territory of USA under federal law. as well as state laws.
  • December 26
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    State employment discriminations protection. as well as city discrimination protections
  • December 22
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On December 22, 2014, the Conversion Therapy for Minors Prohibition Amendment Act was signed into law, banning conversion therapy on minors. Washington, D.C. was the third U.S. region to ban conversion therapy, in addition to California and New Jersey.
  • December 19
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Though the practice is still widespread throughout China, a Beijing court ruled conversion therapy illegal.
  • December 16
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only under city discrimination protections. As well as under section VII sex discrimination includes gender identity of federal law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only under city discrimination protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City discrimination protections in 11 cities.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only city protections in Lamorie. As well sexual orientation and gender identity under the federal hate crime law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    under section VII sex discrimination protection includes gender identity.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full state housing discrimination protections pending. City Housing discrimination protections only.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    MSPs voted by 105 to 18 in favour of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. Establishes belief ceremonies, such as humanist ceremonies as a "third form of marriage", alongside religious and civil events. Allowing transgender people to stay married, rather than having to get divorced, when obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate. Amended guidance on the teaching of the issue in schools. The first same-sex marriages were allowed to take place December 16, 2014.
  • December 12
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    under federal law section VII stat court ruled that sex discrimination includes sexual orientation and gender identity. as well under federal hate crime law for sexual orientation and gender identity. under state hate crime for sexual orientation.
  • December 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City discrimination protections only in
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in the city of Norman. Full state employment discrimination pending statewide.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only under city discrimination protections. As well under state ruling section VII sex discrimination includes gender identity.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    one of the many states in mexico who recognize lgbt marriage.
  • November 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Became legal today on March 3, 2017.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Finland legalizes full marriage for same-sex couples.
  • November 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Supreme Court allowed same sex marriage to commence
  • November 19
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same sex marriage is currently allowed in 2 counties. The state is expected to increase this as the ban is challenged county by county
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    A supreme court judge struck down the same-sex marriage ban, allow same sex couples to marry
  • November 5
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Queen's Bench Justice Donna Wilson Ruled It unconstitutional.
  • October 21
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    County clerks began issuing marriage license to same sex couples.
  • October 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same sex marriage commenced when the Supreme Court denied Alaska's request for an emergency stay.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Arizona became legal when the state attorney announced that he will not appeal the decision made by federal court.
  • October 16
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Homosexuality is legal
  • October 15
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    On October 15, 2014, same-sex marriage became legal in Idaho.
  • October 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Case determined denial of rights was unconstitutional.
  • October 9
    Same-sex marriage becomes other type of partnership.
    Gay marriage is pending under a 2018 ruling by the EU.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The Supreme Court decision to not consider the appeal made same sex marriage legal in West Virginia
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    After the Supreme Court's decision to not consider the appeal, same sex marriage ban was lifted on October 9th.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes other type of partnership.
    Although a law was passed and was meant to go into effect in 2016, bureaucratic process is impeding the full implementation of the passed law.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Sevcik v. Sandoval that Nevada laws violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment after the US Supreme Court declined to take up other cases related to anti-marriage laws and amendments.
  • October 6
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same sex marriage is now legal, allowing same sex couples to adopt children
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same sex marriage became legal, effectively overturning the same sex couple adoption
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same sex marriage in Wisconsin returned when the Supreme Court decision came through.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Supreme Court dismisses the appeal, making same-sex marriage legal.
  • September 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in Coahuila on September 17, 2014.
  • September 10
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Complete protections in all areas since 2017.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Many instances of discriminations against LGBT individuals are illegal. The only case where discrimination is not illegal is if it is done by public domain (of which the church is one.)
  • September 9
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Gay marriage pending. Gay marriage law passed in Czech Republic on June 22, 2018. Gay unions pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
  • September 8
    Same-sex adoption becomes step-child adoption only.
    Only singles can adopt
  • Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Age of consent for same sex is 18, for different sex is 14.
  • September 5
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Denmark's historic new law allows citizens to self-determine their own gender identity without any requirements for medical or psychiatric intervention.
  • September 2
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    became legal in this state on that day.
  • September 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    No law exist to change gender. Only territory of Denmark that you cannot change your gender.
  • August 26
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • August 1
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    7 years to life in prison under the penal code act of 1950. Not enforced. The president of Uganda said that his citizens don't engage in these practices. Uganda just had its first pride parade in June 2018.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    Previous bill was struck down due to a technicality rendering it unconstitutional. However, homosexual conduct is still explicitly illegal and is punishable by imprisonment.
  • July 18
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    According to lgbt map.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The ban on same sex marriage was struck down by a 2-1 vote on July 23rd, 2014. However, due to the appeal process, the first marriages were not conducted until October 7th.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The law was passed on July 18th. However, due to some complications with the state challenging the decision, the first marriage was only conducted from October 6th 2014 when the Supreme Court decided not to discuss the disputes.
  • July 3
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • July 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    they have a Constuitional ban on all discrimination
  • Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same-sex marriage celebrated via judicial proceedings / court order.
  • June 26
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only sexual orientation
  • June 20
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only sexual orientation
  • June 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • May 21
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    -
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    .
  • May 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    "U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III, a federal judge appointed by President George W. Bush, ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down Pennsylvania's ban on marriage for same-sex couple[s]."
  • May 19
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2014, Oregon legalized same-sex marriage.
  • May 12
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
  • May
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (6-month deferral).
    Newer law has been passed. As of 20/05/2014 South African National Blood Service (SANBS) will accept donations from anyone as long as they have been in a monogamous relationship for the prior six months, or celibate - regardless of sexual orientation. Donors will be asked about sexual history rather than sexual orientation. Six month deferral instead applies to everyone with new sexual partners.
  • April 29
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Now, surgery is not required to change an individual's stated gender on their birth certificate.
  • April 23
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Application requires a letter from a psychiatrist, a commissioned for oaths letter from the applicant, and $20. The Vital Statistics Act's surgical requirement was defeated in court.
  • April 15
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Not required but preformed here in India. As well there is a third option for all documents.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Malta President Marie-Louise Colerio Preca signed a civil unions bill into law on April 15, 2014. The Labor Party ruled in favor of the bill at 37 to 0, while 30 abstained. According to a Eurostat poll, 80% of Maltese were said to oppose the law's provisions.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same-sex adoption became legal in Malta along with civil unions on April 15, 2014.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    The Supreme Court of india recognized a third gender that transgender persons can choose to identify themselves in official documents. However, this third gender is very different from what we normally think of a gender-queer individual
  • April 14
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Also have a non-binary option for documents.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Surgery not required since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Surgery not required since 2017. it is preformed in India.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since 2014
  • April 7
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    it was introduced in 2014. Not clear.
  • March 13
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • February 26
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Despite the supreme court ruling, the constitutional ban of same sex marriage in Texas is still valid.
  • February 24
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).
    Under this bill, "aggravated homosexuality" is punishable by imprisonment for life. Includes provisions which make it illegal to aid homosexuality, touch with the intent of homosexuality, and promote homosexuality. Allows extradition for homosexuality-related offenses. Earlier referred to internationally as the "Kill the Gays" bill when first proposed on October 13, 2009, life imprisonment was substituted for the death penalty following international pressure. Prior to this bill, homosexuality was illegal under Section 145 of the penal code, punishable by up to life imprisonment.
  • February 14
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Regulated. Not criminalized.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same-sex marriage celebrated via judicial proceedings / court order.
  • January 28
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to 1 year in prison under unnatural/ indecent acts. Rule illegal by the lebanon high court as well. Decriminalization pending.
  • Homosexual activity becomes ambiguous.
    Homosexual acts became legal in Lebanon after a judge said that homosexuality is not against nature although no law is passed.
  • January 23
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring, announces he will not defend ban on same-sex marriage as it violates equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. Federal judge currently hearing arguments in court.
  • January 18
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Close to being legalized. Judge Rabih Maalouf ruled that homosexuality is a personal choice, and not a punishable offence” which referenced Article 183 of their Criminal Code. Not enforced.
  • January 11
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full discrimination protection in state employment only. As well as full discrimination protection in the city of Charlottesville, Alexandria, Arlington county.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full discrimination protection in state employment. As well as full discrimination protection in city of Charlottesville. Sexual orientation discrimination protection Only in the Alexandria. As well sexual orientation in the county of Arlington.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    In Virginia public-sector jobs, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity are made illegal by executive order. There are no state protections for private sector employees, and the attorney general has released an opinion stating that localities that have instituted protective policies are outside of their legislative powers.
  • January 7
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Not criminalized in Nigeria.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    The newly enacted regulation against same sex marriage implies such act is punishable by fourteen-year term of imprisonment.
  • January 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    US Supreme Court puts Utah gay marriage on hold, pending an appeal from the state.
  • January 5
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The stay on same-sex marriage ban is officially set to expire on January 5th 2015, allowing same sex couples to marry from this date forward.
  • January 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Missing Gender Identity Hate Crime Law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Missing Gender Identity Hate crime Law.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    In all areas since 2014.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    All areas.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under hate crime laws, in good and services and Under indiscriminant discrimination and hate speech.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    No
  • Saba,
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    10 years punishment
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Imprisonment. not enforced. The just had its first ever pride parade on June 30, 2018.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    in all areas since 2014.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Banned nationwide.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Missing non binary options.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age of Consent. but Homosexuality is illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    No
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    as being a part of China.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age of Consent.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age of 16 years.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Sexual orientation only in Northern Cyprus.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    After a review, the 5 years deferral was reduced to 12 months deferral.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
  • December 21
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under the Revision of the Cuban Criminal Code.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the election reform law.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    New non-discrimination law protects LGBT persons from discriminations in the workplace. Language does not strictly protects people of other gender identities however.
  • December 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Federal judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban.
  • December 19
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    State's highest court rules gay marriage ban unconstitutional
  • December 18
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of not requiring surgery to change one's gender on official documents.
  • December 11
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Under the supreme court.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Under the supreme court.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Just got ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on July 17, 2018. Might be completely legal in Oct 2018.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Homosexual relations in India was ruled illegal and thus so is homosexual union.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    The Delhi High Court ruling, IPC 377, was overruled by the Supreme Court of India. Sexual intercourse between two people of the same sex is illegal, being punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • December 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay marriage legalization pending.
  • December 9
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Not required since 2015.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Still the same as before, it requires psychiatric evaluations and sexual reassignment surgeries for an individual's gender identity to be recognized.
  • December 2
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Gay couples tie the knot in Hawaii as same-sex marriage law kicks in
  • December 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • November 27
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    .
  • November 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, Illinois legalized same-sex marriage.
  • November 15
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Legally married same sex couples from outside the state can file joint tax returns, analogous with the state recognizing their union. The actual state of marriage is still currently in question.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same-sex marriage celebrated via judicial proceedings / court order.
  • November 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Vietnamese government said that they are trying to get a bill passed. Gay marriage pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Proposition 110 still states that same sex union is not legal. However, it removed all penalty involved with marriage ceremony or attempts to register, effectively de-criminalizing the act.
  • October 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Gay marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Passed in ACT only but overturned by the High Court
  • October 10
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • September 27
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, New Jersey legalized same-sex marriage.
  • September 19
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Hate speech banned. Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2013.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Not all clinics/hospitals follow this law.
  • September 13
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the anti-discrimination law. also the 2013 admentment.
  • August 19
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Only for married couples and individuals. Banned still for any couples who are unmarried or in a civil union.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • August 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same-sex marriage celebrated via judicial proceedings / court order.
  • August 2
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Court recognized the first ever sex change in Macedonia.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Transgender people are respected but sex change is not preformed. Legalization pending.
  • August
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Conversion therapy was banned by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor in August of 2013. It was contested in court and the ban was upheld by the courts.
  • August 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, Rhode Island legalized same-sex marriage.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law overturning a previous law which banned marriage between anyone other than one man and one woman.
  • July 31
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • July 29
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    According to ILGA.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    LGBT people can be fired. As well not legally able to put on pride parades. Also intense violence.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Signed into law by President Vladimir Putin, the law on “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors” criminalizes public expression of support for nontraditional relationships.
  • July 22
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    According to Canadian Blood Bank.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    MSMs were previously put on indefinite deferral until the 2013 announcement by Canadian Blood Services.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    Health Canada changed the indefinite deferral period to a 5-year deferral, effective July 22, 2013.
  • July 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legal from March 13th 2014
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Came into force as of March 29th, 2014 . Same-sex marriage is still unrecognized fully in some parts of the UK (such as Northern Ireland).
  • July 4
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Bermudas anti discrimination law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Bermuda's anti discrimination law.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Human Rights bill is amended to include protection clauses for sexual orientation (but not gender identity explicitly)
  • July 3
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • July 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Cook Island Criminal Code.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    only in employment.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    one of the conditions for entering the pacific agreement. Section 55(e) of the Employment Relations Act 2012
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, Delaware legalized same-sex marriage.
  • June 28
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    as being a territory of Australia.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    as being a territory of Australia.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act 2013
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, California legalized same-sex marriage.
  • June 26
    Same-sex marriage becomes varies by region.
    Legal status is extremely variable based on the individual state. Recognized at a Federal level, but not in all states, for all intents and purposes except Social Security. Social Security is based on the state of residence's recognition of marital status.
  • June 10
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    This state explicitly bans housing discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identification. Additionally, the Human Rights Campaign states, "The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires grantees and participants of HUD programs to comply with local and state non-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD also prohibits inquiries regarding the sexual orientation or gender identity of a prospective tenant or applicant for assisted housing in every state (March 2012)."
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    People are protected from discrimination based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
  • June
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    From a Federal standpoint, you can change your gender with proof that you have undergone treatment for a gender change (surgery no longer required in any agency as of June 2013)
  • May 29
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    as being a territory of USA.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Pursuant to NRS 201.195, the law prohibiting sexual contact with minors 16+ has been repealed. NRS 201.195.2 previously disallowed homosexual persons under the age of 18 from having sexual contact, but allowed heterosexual couples aged 16+ to attain such acts. In May 29, 2013, that subsection was repealed, and the law applied equally to both Homosexual and Heterosexual persons aged 16+
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Law does not protect against property rentals.
  • May 22
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under Hate Crime Law. Under the Amendment to the Anti-Discrimination Act.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Homophobia is now considered hate speech
  • May 21
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Only place in Italy that you cannot change your gender. Not criminalized.
  • May 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    French law applies
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Being a French collective, french law applies here
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • May 14
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Since May 14, 2013, any same-sex civil union can be converted into marriage, according to the Conselho Nacional de Justiça (CNJ) resolution.
  • May 13
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    they have a non-binary option as well.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Hong Kong Supreme Court ruled that post-operative transsexuals could change their legal gender for purposes including marriage.
  • May 7
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Hate crime law allows LGBTQ+ individuals to serve openly without discrimination in the military
  • May 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    The Colorado General Assembly passed SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act.
  • April 24
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The Chilean Health Ministry repeals the blood ban after a year of lobbying by the country's leading LGBT organization, Chilean Homosexual Integration and Liberation Movement (MOVILH).
  • April 19
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • April 18
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Though the US Supreme Court and the Montana Supreme Court both ruled the law unconstitutional and unenforceable as early as 2003, it remained on the books until officially removed on 4/18/2013.
  • April 17
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Only in few countries in asia.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Follows from French laws
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • April 14
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • April 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage became legal in Uruguay after the passing of the Equal Marriage Act. Uruguay became the twelfth country in the world to legalize gay marriage and the second Latin American country, after Argentina.
  • April 2
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The Criminal Law Act of 2013 raised the age of consent for homosexual sex and heterosexual sex to 18.
  • April
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • March 22
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Since Jan 1, 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Transgender persons are permitted to change their gender without having had sexual reassignment surgeries.
  • February 22
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under hundras criminal code.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Article 321 of the penal code was amended to protect LGBT individual from discrimination. Implementation of this law however has not yet been found.
  • February 21
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    A penal code change in 2013 made it illegal to discriminate according to sexual orientation and identity.
  • February 19
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Will become legal in 2019. Full legalization pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes step-child adoption only.
    Same-sex couples in Germany can legally adopt a step-child, biological or not of the other partner.
  • January 22
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    From Jan 1, 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
  • January 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Full discrimination protections.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Under federal law. Pending nationwide. Non binary options on documents pending.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Surgery not required since 2015.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the Sex Discrimination admendment act
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    Full legalization required under 2018 AICHR ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    As being a territory of USA. US laws apply.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    As being a territory of USA. US laws apply.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    As being a territory of USA. US laws apply.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    According to ilga.org. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    as being an oversees territory of France.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Single.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Labour and Employment Relations Act and under hate crimes since 2017.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only in Employment only.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    legalized when they recognized gay marriage.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No laws outlawing it. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Sex discrimination.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under the revision of the constitution.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    as being a department of France.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    as being a department of France.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    as being a department of France.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    as being a department of France.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Under the Cuban Criminal Code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Under the Cuban Criminal Code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Cuban Criminal Code.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • (date unknown)
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    DECISION T-918-12 The Constitutional Court rules on the right to sexual identity, its relationship with the right to health in the case of transgender people and the change of the marital status of persons on the grounds on gender reassignment. The Chamber rules that it is the duty of the Health Promotion Agency to which the plaintiff is registered, to apply the procedures needed for the gender reassignment surgery, since these are covered by the Compulsory Health Plan (POS). Additionally, in the action for protection it is requested the application of all the procedures required for the normalization of the process of feminization and changing registration of gender from MALE to FEMALE, without leaving in this document any record of the biological condition. DECREE 1227 OF 2015 On June 5, the Colombian President signed Decree 1227, which authorizes citizens to change their sex on identification documents through a Notary Public and without having to prove their sexual identity through psychiatric or physical evaluations.
  • January 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    A law protecting LGBTQ+ population from labour law discrimination took effect on January 1st 2013
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Wasn't legal
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    At this time there is no discrimination protection at the State level
  • January
    Same-sex adoption becomes step-child adoption only.
    Only step child adoption can take place
  • December 25
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • December 5
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same-sex marriages celebrated via judicial proceedings / court order.
  • November 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2012, Maryland legalized same-sex marriage.
  • November 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2012, Maine legalized same-sex marriage.
  • October 12
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Ontario-born can now change their assigned gender on their birth certificate without proof of surgery. Other documents can be changed regardless of birthplace without proof of surgery.
  • October 2
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Proposed criminalization. Conversion therapy ban country wide pending.
  • September 29
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Note that this only applies to youth (under 18 years olds)
  • September 20
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • July 31
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • July 12
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The anti-discrimnation law penalizes the arbitrary discrimination and includes protection for discrimination of sexual orientation and gender identity
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The anti-discrimination law penalizes the arbitrary discrimination and includes protection for discrimination of sexual orientation and gender identity
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • July 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Only for gay men.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Homosexual men who are sexually active with other men can not donate blood in China, however, in 2012, the Chinese Ministry of Health lifted the ban against lesbians donating blood.
  • June 27
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Not required since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Therapy is required.
  • June 21
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Malta's hate crime laws include both gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • June 15
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • May 24
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    As well people can change documents if they wish
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    People have a right to change their legal gender without approval from a doctor or a judge. Sex reassignment surgery and hormonal treatments are not required, but they are provided by the state for free to anyone who requests them. Several people had had their legal gender changed before the Gender Identity Law through court decisions, including popular actress, TV host and trans woman Flor de la V.
  • May 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Constitutional ban under Amendment One ballot initiative in 2011 and 2012.
  • May 3
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in Quintana Roo on May 12, 2012 after the Secretary of State announced to legalize Same-Sex Marriage
  • April 30
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    All discrimination is illegal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Labour law protects sexual minority individuals from discrimination. Gender identity is not explicitly stated however.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Sexual orientation is protected from employment discrimination in the most recently passed law on labor in Venezuela. (Although it has been protected in some form or other since 1996)
  • April 23
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    only sexual orientation.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    only sexual orientation
  • April 20
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes n/a.
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled on April 20, 2012 that an employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person’s gender identity is violating the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • April 11
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    It is legal in Ontario to change one's birth certificate and driver's license without surgery, provided (among other items) a signed letter from a physician or psychologist.
  • April 9
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Under state law. Changes pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    There is no specific exclusion for same-sex couples. It is legal, however, to deny adoption based on religious grounds.
  • March 26
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • March 9
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Only in South Africa.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Date Lesotho decriminalized homosexuality. Protections not included in Penal Code Act of 2010.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The Penal Code Act of 2010 decriminalized homosexuality.
  • March 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Temporary deferral.
  • February 12
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    According to the Grenadian Blood Bank.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    according to the blood bank there and on facebook.
  • January 6
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Contained in the state constitution and is regulated by Law number 7383
  • January 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Cities and under the ruling of Section VII sex discrimination contains sexual orientation and gender identity. sexual orientation under hate crime law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in the Omaha.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in the city of Norman.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only City Housing discrimination protections.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws restricting adoption. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Gay marriage and Gay Unions pending. Looking like the first openly gay prime minister of Poland will be elected. Required legalization under EU ruling.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Under Recent ruling by the Federal Government. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No restrictions.
  • Saba,
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Civil Unions 2012.
  • (date unknown)
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM requires surgery
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate bloo
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Under Delhi high court.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    According to Wikipedia.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    as being an island of Netherlands.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    when they decriminalized homosexuality.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Since after 2011. Missing laws for same sex couples.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Various forms of discrimination are prohibited for protected classes including sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
  • Homosexual activity becomes ambiguous.
    A new Penal Code was adopted in 2012 but unclear whether it has entered into forced. Appears to remove previous punishments.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    Cambodia no longer bans gay foreign couples from adopting. It is unclear if gay and lesbian Cambodian citizens can adopt.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes varies by region.
    Legal gender change has many different contexts within Canada. Birth certificate is arguably the most recognized authoritative statement of gender. Changes to this document are regulated province by province. Some require proof of surgery for a certificate change, others require a psychologist's statement. For citizens born outside of Canada, recognition is at the federal level in the form of changes to one's certificate of Canadian citizenship and/or passport which at present requires proof of surgery to obtain.
  • December 30
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Article 280 of the 2011 Family Code states marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
  • December 26
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    First symbolic couple got married in Kazakhstan.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Article 11 of the law of family and marriage explicitly prohibits same sex couples from marrying each other.
  • November 30
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Gender identity is not explicitly mentioned in the legislation.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Sexual orientation is explicitly mentioned. Although gender identity is implied, it is not explicitly mentioned.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Sexual orientation is explicitly covered in the law. Gender Identity on the other hand, is not mentioned explicitly but is implied.
  • November 7
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    The Irish Blood Transfusion Service bans blood from men who have sex with men. Their policy states: "In order to assure the continued safety of the blood supply, we currently ask those people who may have a particularly high risk of carrying blood-borne viruses not to give blood. This includes men who have ever had sex with another man / men."
  • November 5
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • November 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes ambiguous.
    3 month deferral
  • November
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    In 2011 the rules were relaxed from a lifetime ban to a year ban.
  • September 26
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    According to the American Red Cross.
  • September 20
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Legalized with national passing of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't ask don't tell was officially repealed.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals are permitted to serve openly in the military, however, transgender individuals are still banned.
  • September 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Legalization pending. Required under 2018 EU ruling. Gay marriage pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
  • July 24
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2011, New York legalized same-sex marriage with the Marriage Equality Act.
  • July 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    There has been an officially recognised female-female marriage
  • July 9
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    No restrictions. However homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to 10 years in prison. Not enforced.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    LGBT community is taboo.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    No protection granted as homosexuality is illegal
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protection is granted as homosexuality is illegal
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to 10 years in prison and a fine
  • July 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    One of the Countries in Central Africa that has a constitutional ban on gay marriage.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    As homosexuality is a punishable offense, same sex marriage is also not legal
  • June 16
    Same-sex adoption becomes step-child adoption only.
    On June 16, 2011, the Slovenia National Assembly voted 43 to 38 in favor of repealing the previous law making adoption illegal for same-sex couples.
  • May 25
    Same-sex marriage becomes n/a.
    In May 2011, a question to amend the Minnesota Constitutional is placed on the November 2012 ballot by the state legislature. The amendment failed to pass in 2012, but marriage remained illegal in MN due to a state law.
  • May 15
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • May 5
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Although the first formal legal recognition of a civil union took place in 2004 (See first source), the Supreme Court did not rule in favor of civil unions throughout the country until May 5, 2011.
  • April 18
    Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    While same-sex adoption is legal in Arizona, 2011 Ariz Legis Serv. 147 (S.B. 1188) gives preference to "a married man and woman" over an individual. Thus, the preference for married individuals not only discriminates against unwed individuals of all orientations, but the wording also carries allows for discrimination against LGBT couples. Second parent adoption is not permitted for same-sex couples.
  • April 7
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Originally banned in a measure on a ballot, but Arkansas Supreme Court Overruled. Any unmarried individual may petition for adoption, and any married individuals must petition jointly before the court. While the Supreme Court of Arkansas has struck down bans to limit same-sex adoption on privacy grounds, all adoption cases are handled on a case by case basis before a lower court judge. Lower courts have a history of hostile rulings for same-sex adoptive parents as displayed in Larson v. Larson, 902 S.W.2d 254 (App. 1995).
  • April 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    According to the Japanese Blood Blank.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (6-month deferral).
    Red Cross Japan reduces deferral for high HIV risk individual from 12 months to 6 months.
  • March 15
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Individuals in Portugal can legally change their gender and name on their birth certificate.
  • February 4
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No requirements for surgery or sterilization. Missing non binary options.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
  • January 28
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    The German Constitutional Court found the provision that required surgery to change one's legal gender unconstitutional.
  • January 4
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • January 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Legalization pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes ambiguous.
    it is a 3 month deferral. As part of UK.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes ambiguous.
    3 month deferral.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    sexual orientation and gender identity considered an aggravated circumstance. Sexual orientation and gender identity is covered under the Matthew Shepard and James Bird Act under subsection (a)2 . Nationwide state employment anti-discrimination laws pending.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires surgery and sterilization.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    No laws in place.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    No laws in place.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Completely legal.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Proposed legalization.
  • (date unknown)
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    they gender identity law
  • January 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Constitution.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Required legalization. Gay Marriage and Gay Unions pending.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Constitution.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under the Constitution.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    got banned after 2010
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Nationwide since 2011
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Couples it is illegal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    lgbt may adopt. Legalization pending.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    But they don't have a military.
  • (date unknown)
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    As in England
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Legal protections from discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identification exist.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
  • January 1
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Although you can't have sex for a year.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    The Equal Treamtent Law of 2010 prohibits sexual orientation discrimination in employment.
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Military policies are under federal jurisdiction in the United States.
  • January
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    In all Federal positions, discrimination based on sexual orientation is against the law in instances related to work and employment. In non-federal government jobs, it is based on the state's laws as no federal protections currently exist for non-employees. Additionally, even federal employees could face discrimination unrelated to work in areas of life such as housing, health care, etc. In fact, many groups are advocating the repeal of protections or the introduction of laws to permit discrimination.
  • (date unknown)
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Granted under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act, 2010.
  • November 30
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The recent reform or the labour law includes a non discrimination article that protects gender and sexual preferences.
  • November 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Law specifies that married couples or single individuals may adopt, but there is no same sex marriage in Ireland at present.
  • October 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Civil unions proposed. Gay Marriage required under the 2018 AICHR Ruling.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Marriages performed in the Kingdom of the Netherlands are recognised. They are not however performed in Aruba.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Marriages performed in the Kingdom of the Netherlands are recognised. They are not however performed in Curaçao. However, this doesn't mean equal treatment is given to same sex married couples (as opposed to different sex married couples)
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Marriages performed in the Kingdom of the Netherlands are recognised. They are not however performed in Sint Maarten.
  • October 8
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Discrimination is protected for sexual orientation and gender identity as per the law against racism and discrimination of any kind.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Discrimination is protected for sexual orientation and gender identity as per the law against racism and discrimination of any kind.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The law against racism and all other forms of discrimination, in article 5a explicitly includes sexual orientation and (gender) identity.
  • October 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Equality Act 2010 made it illegal for any public or private landlord to discriminate against tenants due to many things, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against any employee on the grounds of many things, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    All discrimination is illegal
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    All discrimination is illegal
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    All discrimination illegal
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Equality Act brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. Combined, they make up a new Act that provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. The Act simplifies, strengthens and harmonises the current legislation to provide Britain with a new discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. Also covering LGBT discrimination would be the Human Rights Act, which is a fundamental piece of the legislation underpinning the Scottish Parliament.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    For Local Authorities they would be bound by Equality Act 2010 and have a duty under Public Sector Equality Duty. For private landlords would be bound by Equality Act 2010
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Laws against inciting hatred on sexual orientation through an aggravating circumstance and anti-discrimination laws in all areas on sexual orientation and gender identity (including harassment, victimisation, direct and indirect discrimination).
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • September 2
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • August 30
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    a hate crime law passed which made gender identity and expression discrimination illegal. Passed in May 5 2013. Including Incitement to hatred.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
  • August 10
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    All discrimination is illegal
  • Homosexuals serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Because of Discrimination protections for sexual orientation. Missing discrimination protections for gender identity.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
  • July 27
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    a condition to join the EU. Included in Incitement to hatred.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • July 15
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same-sex adoption is legal in Argentina.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2010, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage. The Senate passed the bill by a narrow margin (33 votes in favor, 27 against, and 3 abstained).
  • July 4
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    No
  • July 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes other type of partnership.
    Registered partnership is available
  • June 27
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • May 31
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • May 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes married couples only.
    Legalization pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes married couples only.
    Any individual can apodt regardless of thair marital status but prefecence has to be given to married couples. Joint adoption is available only for them. Second parent adoption is available for married and cohabiting couples - regardless of gender - but not for registered (same sex) partners. Same sex cohabiting couples's joint adoption has to be authorized by the Guardianship Office.
  • April 7
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In Portugal, blood donation have rules regarding sexual behavior but they are the same for homossexual people and heterossexual.
  • April 2
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • April 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Made officially legal through the Consolidated Children's Act of 2010
  • March 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    First area in Mexico to issue same-sex licenses.
  • March 3
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2010, Washington legalized same-sex marriage.
  • February 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
  • February 10
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    See the constitution – section 23, paragraph 3.
  • February 5
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • February 4
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Civil Unions Pending. Gay marriage pending. Backed by the prime minister. Required legalization of gay marriage under 2018 EU ruling.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
  • January 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Not one of the countries that outlaws gay marriage.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    No laws criminalizing this.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Homosexuality is not legal in the Central African Republic.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Article 85 prohibits "any acts against nature committed against person of same sex" with 6 months to 2 years imprisonment and fines as punishment. However, Central African Republic is currently not functioning as a state and thus the law may not be exercised.
  • January 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Morocco just launched a gay magazine in 2010. The first gay Moroccan came out.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    No
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under their constitution.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Gay Marriage will become legal in January 2019.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Pitcarin Islands Constitution.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Only single people.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age of consent. but homosexuality is illegal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    No
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    full adoption rights
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay Marriage Required under 2018 AICHR Ruling. Gay marriage and Gay Unions Pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Article 16 of The Constitution and article 79 of the Labour Code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Greenland Employment Act. also incitement to hate tread on sexual orientation.
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Legal age of consent is 18, but close in age exclusions apply.
  • January 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Age of consent in Fiji is 16, regardless of sexual orientation.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2010, New Hampshire was the fifth state to legalize gay marriage. The bill was signed into law on June 3, 2009.