1987 in LGBT Rights

In 1987, there were 6 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 10 changes made and 19 in the following year. A total of 171 legal changes were made in the 1980s.

  • December 8
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    Article 354 of the Federal Penal Code could be Imprisonment,fines, floggings,and deportation for foreigners In Abu Dhabi Article 80 of the Penal Code punishable by imprisonment of up to 14 years. In Dubai Article 177 of the Penal Code imposes imprisonment of up to 10 years . Not enforced .If you a travelers or foreigner you will be in jail followed by deportation or directed deportation
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    There are no known instances of imposition of the death penalty, or sentences to life in prison, according to the US Department of State, Amnesty and the ILGA. Prison sentences, fines, floggings, and deportation for foreign nationals, are known to have been consequences of suspected or established same-sex sexual conduct.
  • April 30
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Gay Marriage and Gay Unions pending. Required by 2018 IACHR Ruling.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Article 72 of the constitution states that marriage is between a man and a woman.
  • March 8
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.