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 112 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.
  • 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 unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decimalization 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 not legal.
    Same sex marriage is not recognized in Ghana
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexuality is illegal, there are no legal protections
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Under Section 104 of the Ghanaian Criminal Code of 1960 as "unnatural carnal knowledge". If the person is of 16 years or older and has consent, this is considered a misdemeanour, punishable by imprisonment not exceeding 3 years as per Article 296(4) of the Criminal Procedural Code. (Decriminalization pending)