Entry #375: Homosexual activity in Poland

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RegionPoland
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusLegal
Start DateJul 11, 1932
End Date2020
DescriptionConsensual same-sex acts were legalised by the Polish Penal Code of 1932. Since 2015 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversly affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime.
Sourceshttp://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewicza https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/world/europe/LGBT-free-poland-EU-funds.html
Reports (2)
  • Newer law has been passed "lgbt free zones had existed since 2019 not 2015"
  • Date is incorrect "Same-sex activities are still legal even in LGBT-free zones"


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NoteConsensual same-sex acts were legalised by the Polish Penal Code of 1932. Since 2015 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversly affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime.
Sourceshttp://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewiczahttp://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewicza https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/world/europe/LGBT-free-poland-EU-funds.html
Reports (8)
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct
  • Newer law has been passed "Homosexuality is only legal in certain parts of poland (there are lgbtq+ free zones)"
  • Status is not correct "Hate speech, brutal suppression from nationalist people"
  • Other "I'm not sure if that really counts as an unaccuracy but before this law has been passed homosexuality was not a crime earlier, after this it was just officialy legal"
  • Date is incorrect "Homosexual activites were never illegal under free Polish government"
  • Status is not correct "Poland officialy legalised homosexuality in 1932 but it never criminalised it under Polish law. This is information worth mentioning since it was the only country in Europe (at least) to do so."

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