1860 in LGBT Rights

In 1860, there were 3 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were changes made and 4 in the following year. A total of 15 legal changes were made in the 1860s.

  • October 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Homosexuality is illegal in Bangladesh, so same-sex relationships are illegal as well.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).
    Section 377 of the penal code states that "unnatural intersources" with any men women or animal is punishable for up to life in prison.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Article 377 of the Pakistan penal code states that any "carnal intercourse against the order of nature... shall be punished with imprisonment... ". This is a British Era law and is rarely enforced. It’s mostly been used against homosexual activity between men.