1890s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    No
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    74 lashes for immature men and death penalty for mature men. 50 lashes for women. as well as life in prison. forth conviction is death penalty.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    None exist in the criminal code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No explicit protections. People are kicked out of their house if they are found out if they are lgbt.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    No law on the books criminalizing this. Not one of the 69 countries outlawing sodamy.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Homosexuality is illegal and thus same sex marriage is not recognized.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    homosexual act is punishable with a prison term from 1-3 years
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    The punishment for homosexuality is currently death for men. (Unless if there is sex between a mature person and a minor; in which can the mature person will be killed while minor will receive up to 74 lashes. Same case applies for 2 minors.) For women, the punishment is up to 100 lashes. Women with a certain number of repeat offenses can become subject to the death penalty as well.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The only article that may apply to LGBT is Article 200 of the penal code which cites "serious sexual misconduct"
  • May 1
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    At least 6 months imprisonment
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes ambiguous.
    Under the Criminal Law Code at the time, age of consent to vaginal sex was raised from 12 to 14. Anal sex was not mentioned.
  • January 1
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    No
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    No laws against homosexual relationships anywhere in Italy's Penal Code