1966 in LGBT Rights

In 1966, there were 19 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 2 changes made and 10 in the following year. A total of 112 legal changes were made in the 1960s.

  • October 4
    Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Single males and same-sex couples cannot adopt
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    The common law definition of marriage is “a union of one man with one woman, to the exclusion, while it lasts, of all others”
  • July 8
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    No laws criminalizing or restricting service.
  • Serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • June 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Two months to two years in prison and fine. Not enforced.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexuality is legal, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identities are permitted
  • Equal age of consent becomes n/a.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Article 333 of Algerian law punishes same sex activity with between 2 months and 2 years imprisonment, and a fine of 500 to 2000 Dinars. Article 338 refers to "outrage to public decency" consisting of "an act against nature with an individual of the same sex", with a steeper penalty of between 6 months and 3 years imprisonment and a fine of between 1,000 and 10,000 Dinars.
  • February 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    One to five years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Same sex marriage is not recognized especially since homosexuality is illegal
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As homosexual conduct is illegal, discrimination on the basis on sexual orientation or gender identity is legal under the law.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Article 319 of the Senegalese Penal Code. Punishable by imprisonment of 1 to 5 years and a fine of 100,000 to 1,500,000 francs.