1989 in LGBT Rights

In 1989, there were 4 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 18 changes made and 16 in the following year. A total of 209 legal changes were made in the 1980s.

  • November 2
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Article 3 of the Constitution of the State, November 2, 1989. Establishing equal conditions to all people, regardless of sex, color, race, sexual orientation.
  • October 5
    LGBT discrimination becomes n/a.
    State Constitution
  • October 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Denmark becomes the first country in the world to legally recognize same-sex unions as the Danish Registered Partnership Act goes into effect. "Two persons of the same sex may have their partnership registered."
  • July 6
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1989

  • National LGBT Bar Association FaviconNational LGBT Bar Association
    The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and…
  • Stonewall FaviconStonewall
    Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people by focusing on policy development, cultural and attitudinal change, lobbying for legal…
  • Rainbow Youth FaviconRainbow Youth
    Rainbow Youth is a charitable organisation providing support, information, advocacy and education for queer and trans* young people (aged between 13 and 28), their friends and…
  • Equality Texas FaviconEquality Texas
    Equality Texas advocates and lobbies for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Equality Texas Foundation educates and…