Entry #375: Homosexual activity in Poland

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RegionPoland
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusLegal
Start DateJan 1, 1970
End Date(none)
DescriptionConsensual same-sex acts were legalized in 1945 after the end of WW2 by the Polish Penal Code. Since 2019 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversely affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime. In 1970 homosexuality was completely decriminalized by removing the provision on homosexual prostitution from the penal code.
Sourceshttp://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewicza
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/world/europe/LGBT-free-poland-EU-funds.html
https://demagog.org.pl/wypowiedzi/czy-w-polsce-homoseksualizm-nigdy-nie-byl-karany/
Reports (1)
  • Sources are invalid or broken "The so called LGBT-free zones was a one big set-up, just so to cause social disgust."


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edited by JuliaB. In 1970 homosexuality was completely decriminalized by removing the provision on homosexual prostitution from the penal code.

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Start DateJan 1, 1932Jan 1, 1970

edited by aesper. date;

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Start DateJan 1, 1970Jan 1, 1932

edited by JuliaB. mentions of homosexuality in the penal code were fully abolished in 1970.

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Start DateJan 1945Jan 1, 1970
DescriptionConsensual same-sex acts were legalized in 1945 after the end of WW2 by the Polish Penal Code. Since 2019 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversely affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime.Consensual same-sex acts were legalized in 1945 after the end of WW2 by the Polish Penal Code. Since 2019 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversely affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime. In 1970 homosexuality was completely decriminalized by removing the provision on homosexual prostitution from the penal code.
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Consensual same-sex acts were legalized in 1945 after the end of WW2 by the Polish Penal Code. Since 2019 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversely affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime. In 1970 homosexuality was completely decriminalized by removing the provision on homosexual prostitution from the penal code.
Sourceshttp://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewicza
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/world/europe/LGBT-free-poland-EU-funds.html
http://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewicza
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/world/europe/LGBT-free-poland-EU-funds.html
https://demagog.org.pl/wypowiedzi/czy-w-polsce-homoseksualizm-nigdy-nie-byl-karany/
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http://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewicza https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/world/europe/LGBT-free-poland-EU-funds.html http://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewicza https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/world/europe/LGBT-free-poland-EU-funds.html https://demagog.org.pl/wypowiedzi/czy-w-polsce-homoseksualizm-nigdy-nie-byl-karany/

edited by beeurd. said 2015 instead of 2019

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DescriptionConsensual same-sex acts were legalized in 1945 after the end of WW2 by the Polish Penal Code. Since 2015 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversely affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime.Consensual same-sex acts were legalized in 1945 after the end of WW2 by the Polish Penal Code. Since 2019 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversely affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime.
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Consensual same-sex acts were legalized in 1945 after the end of WW2 by the Polish Penal Code. Since 2015 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversely affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime. 2019 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversely affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime.

edited by Ro_Guy

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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.Consensual same-sex acts were legalized in 1945 after the end of WW2 by the Polish Penal Code. Since 2015 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversely affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime.
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Consensual 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. legalized in 1945 after the end of WW2 by the Polish Penal Code. Since 2015 several municipalities have declared themselves to be "LGBT-free zones", while this has no legal standing it does adversely affect LGBT people by opening them up to hate crime.
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  • Date is incorrect "Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Poland since 1932, with equal age of consent set at 15 years, also since 1932. And it is believed that homosexuality was never considered a crime in modern country's history."

edited by Ro_Guy

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Start DateJul 11, 1932Jan 1945

edited by Ro_Guy

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End Date2020(none)

edited by DuffdeNecker

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End Date(none)2020
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"

edited by beeurd

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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_Makarewiczahttp://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewicza
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/world/europe/LGBT-free-poland-EU-funds.html
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http://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewicza http://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewicza https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/world/europe/LGBT-free-poland-EU-funds.html

created by PeterGalazka

Original entry
StatusLegal
Start DateJul 11, 1932
End Date(none)
Description(empty)
Sourceshttp://encyklopedia.naukowy.pl/Kodeks_Makarewicza
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."