1941 in LGBT Rights

In 1941, there were 2 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 6 changes made and 2 in the following year. A total of 60 legal changes were made in the 1940s.

  • September 16
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Under the Shah's rule, the last monarch of the Pahlavi dynasty, homosexuality was criminalised, though it was mostly tolerated even to the point of allowing news coverage of a mock same-sex wedding between two men.
  • January 1
    Serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    The International Lesbian and Gay Association states that homosexuals are not allowed to serve in the Kenya Defence Forces, however, it's unclear if this is a written law and if so, when this law was passed.