1886 in LGBT Rights

In 1886, there were 4 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 6 changes made and 13 in the following year. A total of 40 legal changes were made in the 1880s.

  • September 16
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    As homosexuality is illegal, same sex union is by default illegal
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (other penalty).
    Inherited from Portuguese colonial era (amended in 1954). Articles 70 and 71(4°) provide for the imposition of security measures on people who habitually practice acts against nature. The security measures may include: a bond of good behavior, being put on probation for a certain period, or even internment in a workhouse or agricultural colony (from 6 months to 3 years).
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (other penalty).
    Penalty unknown
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.