Timeline of LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time

This year, there were 4 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 75 changes made. A total of 1259 legal changes have been made so far in the 2010s.

  • May 9
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (6-month deferral).
    Banned with 3 months deferral
  • March 28
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    Starting April 3rd, 2019, new penal code instituted by the Sultan will include death by stoning to those caught and convicted of homosexual offenses
  • January 24
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality was legalized on Jan 24th 2019, effectively changing the status of same sex unions
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Legalized after an act of parliament