Entry #12137: Homosexual activity in Norway

Current Version

RegionNorway
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female legal
Start Datepast
End DateApr 21, 1972
DescriptionSection 213 of the Norwegian Penal Code defined sexual intercourse between men to be a crime with the punishment being up to one year of imprisonment. The law did not include homosexual activity between women.
Sourceshttps://www.reuters.com/world/europe/fifty-years-norway-apologises-law-that-criminalised-gay-sex-2022-04-20/ https://www.outinperth.com/norways-pm-apologises-for-historical-gay-convictions/
Reports (1)
  • Other "It's true that lesbians were not named in the law, but it was still not legal. It was just unthinkable that two women would be together, so they didn't even think to add it to the law. At least that's what my university professor said about it."


Revision History (3)

Revision by Willow. Wrong status. Said illegal but it was only illegal for males andeb

Old Value New Value (Current)

Revision by Willow. Wrong status. Said illegal but it was only illegal for males andeb

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Male illegal, female legal

Revision by Willow. Wrong status. Said illegal but it was only illegal for males andeb

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueMale illegal, female legalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)

Samanthos created this entry.