1860s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • January 1
    Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    One of the three places in South America that has the unequal age of consent.
  • July 1
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Indefinite Imprisonment as "Dangerous Sex Offender" - origin of law was included from confederation in 1867.
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    7-14 years in prison. Not enforced. the president of Jamaica just said he has not problem with gays serving in government. Decriminalization pending.
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    Female same-sex encounters are not explicitly outlawed. However, all individuals (male/female) are prohibited from buggery (anal sex) with another individual. Punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment with or without hard labor. (Clause 76 of source) All male-male sexual encounters are prohibited under law. Punishment of up to 7 years imprisonment with or without hard labor. (Clause 77 or source). Decriminalization pending.
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Under colonial era statutes, homosexuality is illegal in Myanmar with up to 20 years in prison. Torture and vigilante executions are also common.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Same sex marriage is not legal
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Male homosexuality is technically punishable with life imprisonment but is rarely enforced.
  • October 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    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 (imprisonment as punishment).
    Section 377 of the penal code states that "unnatural intersources" with any men women or animal is punishable for 10 years.
  • 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. )
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    up to 3 years in prison.