1893 in LGBT Rights

In 1893, 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 6 legal changes were made in the 1890s.

  • March 14
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Responding to STATE v. PLACE, the Washington State Legislature adopted the common law definition of "crimes against nature" and established a penalty of "imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary for not less than ten nor more than fourteen years" upon conviction of sodomy.