1881 in LGBT Rights

In 1881, there were 1 recorded legal change made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 1 change made and in the following year. A total of 34 legal changes were made in the 1880s.

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    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Anal sodomy was decriminalized in 1881 when the provision was dropped from Japan's Penal Code. It was eliminated by supervision of Gustave Boissonade, a French legal scholar who served as an advisor to develop the legal system in Japan.