1977 in LGBT Rights

In 1977, there were 8 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 20 changes made and 13 in the following year. A total of 165 legal changes were made in the 1970s.

  • November 4
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    As of 2009, the courts also ruled that transgender individuals are also permitted to serve in the military.
  • July 1
    Equal age of consent becomes n/a.
    Consentual anal sex between two men was illegal during this period.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Legislative repeal, effective 1977.
  • June 9
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned.
    They also do not recognize same-sex marriages performed outside of the state.
  • June 2
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Minnesota laws are changed to explicitly outlaw same-sex marriage through adding the words "between one man and a woman".
  • April 26
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Homosexuality is illegal hence by default there are no discrimination protection extended to LGBTQ+ community.