2018 in LGBT Rights

This year, there were 33 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 175 changes made. A total of 1249 legal changes have been made so far in the 2010s.

  • September 6
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Just got ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on July 17, 2018. Might be legal in Oct 2018. Section 377 of the Indian Criminal Code is being rewritten. The ban just got struck down today.
  • July 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    however the religious amendment makes it hard to adopt.
  • June 21
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City housing discrimination protections in Lamorie, Jackson.
  • June 11
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No discrimination protections currently.
  • June 6
    Same-sex adoption becomes married couples only.
    Legalization pending. It will become legal in February 2019.
  • June 1
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Just got signed into law today on March 30, 2018.
  • 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 legal.
    Since 2015. no laws restricting adoption.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full discrimination protections in city of Jackson, Mongolia, Clarksville.
  • 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 legal.
    Civil unions under family partnership.One same sex couple has got married.
  • 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. Changes pending. Missing non binary options on drivers licenses.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires surgery to change birth Certificate. Changes pending. Non binary options pending.
  • February 2
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    In four cities.
  • 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, Mongolia, Clarksville. Starkville just had its first pride parade. Currently being faught by Mississippi Gov.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Complete State protection. as well complete city protections for all areas. State wide discrimination protections in employment, housing. previous sex prohibition on sex discrimination is interpreted to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • 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.
    Not criminalized or regulated. However it is widely condemned.
  • January 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Gay Marriage Required under 2018 IACHR ruling. Under the 2018 IACHR ruling. Civil Unions and Gay Marriage pending.
  • January 15
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Nationwide.
  • January 9
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, surgery not required.
    Under Movement advancement project. Missing non binary options on documents.