1943 in LGBT Rights

In 1943, there were 1 recorded legal change made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 2 changes made and 4 in the following year. A total of 60 legal changes were made in the 1940s.

  • March 1
    Homosexual activity becomes ambiguous.
    Note: Technically illegal, although enforcement is ambiguous. Article 534 of the Lebanese Penal Code prohibits sexual relations that “contradict the laws of nature”. While the law has been used to penalize homosexuality, it has been successfully challenged in court several times with defendants being acquitted. Several courts have also declined to prosecute. Currently no national law has been passed to repeal Article 534, decriminalize homosexual activity, or clarify the position of the law.