1942 in LGBT Rights

In 1942, there were 2 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 2 changes made and 1 in the following year. A total of 58 legal changes were made in the 1940s.

  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Some symbolic civil unions are recognized in select regions though no full and meaningful recognition is given.
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The Swiss Penal Code introduced in 1942 allowed same sex acts between adults (above 20 years old), but punished homosexual intercourse with people between 16 and 20 years old (while allowing heterosexual acts)