1953 in LGBT Rights

In 1953, there were 9 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 3 changes made and 2 in the following year. A total of 71 legal changes were made in the 1950s.

  • November 18
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No laws criminalizing lgbt serving.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    up to 4 years in prison. Not enforced.
  • Serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    As homosexuality is illegal in Libya, so is serving openly in the army.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Homosexuality is not legal in Libya.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Article 410 of the penal code states that Indecent same sex intercourse is punishable from 1 to 4 years.
  • October 22
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    They have no protections in laos.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No information on this.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    The constitution does not explicitly cover sexual orientations and gender identities in protection against discrimination