1860 in LGBT Rights

In 1860, there were 5 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were changes made and 4 in the following year. A total of 16 legal changes were made in the 1860s.

  • October 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    8-10 years in prison under unnatural acts. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
  • 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 states any "carnal intercourse against the order of nature... shall be punished with imprisonment... ( Not enforced. )