1960 in LGBT Rights

In 1960, there were 18 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were changes made and 6 in the following year. A total of 108 legal changes were made in the 1960s.

  • September 22
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections exist.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections exist.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    The date is the date at which Mali became indepedent
  • August 3
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No restrictions on lgbt serving.
  • Serving openly in military becomes ambiguous.
    There are no explicits bans on service by LGBT citizens, but intense discrimination discourages openness in this area.
  • July 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes not legally recognized.
    Does not appear to be option on legal documents and information regarding the status is little to none.
  • June 30
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Unsafe to be LGBT
  • June 2
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal, and marriage is legally defined as an union between a man and a woman.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Up to 7 years in prison for males. Legal for females. (Decriminalization pending)
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal there. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Imprisonment of up to 7 years. If the offender is an adult (>21) male who has sex with an individual less than 21 years old, imprisonment of up to 10 years. For female same sexual activity is legal.
  • January 12
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. information from lgbt silk map. as well as from HRW. decriminalization pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Same sex marriage is not recognized in Ghana
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexuality is illegal, there are no legal protections