1990 in LGBT Rights

In 1990, there were 8 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 7 changes made and 41 in the following year. A total of 366 legal changes were made in the 1990s.

  • December 24
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Legal under constitution. No laws for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    The Lao family law states in article 38 that people who have "inappropriate behaviours" or those who have had their parental rights withdrawn may not adopt children. However, LGBT is not explicitly covered in the way this law is written so the result is ambiguous.
  • November 29
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay marriage and Gay Unions pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Article 1 of the marriage law defines marriage to be a union between a man and a woman
  • July 1
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The age of consent in Czech Republic is 15 years for both heterosexual and homosexual individuals.
  • March 12
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    None exist in the criminal code.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Discrimination is legal (as there are no provisions) and the date provided is the date that the constitution of the country is written. Discrimination protection is only granted for sex, race, social and economic conditions.
  • January 9
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The penal code for the current political system was not drafted until the 1990 (37 years after the country gained independence)

LGBT Organizations Founded in 1990