Entry #249: Homosexual activity in Germany

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RegionGermany
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusLegal
Start Date1969
End Datenow
DescriptionEast Germany decriminalized homosexual behavior in 1968, West Germany followed suit in 1969.
Sourceshttp://www.academia.edu/402849/_Decriminalization_Seduction_and_Unnatural_Desire_in_East_Germany_
Reports (10)
  • Status is not correct "decriminalized 1994 in the entirety of germany. §177 of penal code was not enforced in the former GDR from 1990 onwards"
  • Status is not correct "Paragraph 175 ONLY related to male homosexuality. It did not have any bearing on lesbianism."
  • Status is not correct "This law applied only to men. There was no prohibition in law on lesbian sex."
  • Date is incorrect "Prison sentences for male homosexuality were handed out in Germany until 1969. BTW, the headline of this screen should read "This information is inaccurate" instead of "innacurate"."
  • Date is incorrect "West Germany only repealed §175 StGB criminalizing male homosexuality in 1994. However, from 1969 to 1994, gays were no longer sentenced to prison, but were viewed as criminals nonetheless, precluding employment in civil service etc."
  • Status is not correct "West Germany Decriminalized Homosexuality shortly after incorporating the fmr. GDR ("reunification"). Still, people prosecuted for homosexuality (former § 175 of penal code) weren't rehabilitated until recently, yet weren't compensated for legal discrimination (inculding the enlisting as criminal when prosecuted for homosexuality, effectively banning them from serving in police, military, fire departments and civil protection agencies)"
  • Status is not correct "Homosexual behaviour between men weren't decriminalised until 1994."
  • Status is not correct "Actually, Homosexuality is legal since 1993. From 1977-1993 the law that made Homosexuality illegal was not applied but still valid."
  • Date is incorrect "with German reunion West German law became valid for the regions of former East Germany. West Germany abolished §175 Strafgesetzbuch in 1994"
  • Status is not correct "The dates are not correct: East Germany decriminalized homosexual behavior in 1988, West Germany in 1994. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragraph_175"

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