2010s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • January 1
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    Puerto Rico in 2020 stated to the Washington blade that they have added gender affirming care to Medicaid. It is unknown for minors if they can receive gender affirming care or not.
  • Censorship of LGBT issues becomes imprisonment as punishment.
    In 2020, the Ministry of Health endorsed a plan to establish legal consequences, both administrative and criminal, for spreading information that undermines the institution of family and marriage. In April of 2024, Belarus broadened its definition of pornography to encompass portrayals of "non-traditional sexual relations and/or sexual behavior," thereby making the advocacy of homosexuality subject to imprisonment for up to four years.
  • Gender-affirming care becomes legal, but restricted for minors.
    Despite no concrete laws targeting gender affirming care, due to other anti-LGBT laws, the limited availability of gender affirming care for minors, a complete ban on surgeries for minors and generally conservative attitudes it is restricted for minors.
  • (date unknown)
    Gender-affirming care becomes restricted.
    There are no laws prohibiting gender affirming care or banning it in the state of Connecticut. However, HUSKY their low income insurance now requires 3 letters of recommendation for Gender Affirming Care as of 2022. Connecticut DSS requires all under age people to have gender incongruence is marked and sustained over time. As well as many more restrictions that are related to gender affirming care.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    illegal since 2020
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    illegal since 2020
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes not legally recognized.
    Indiana no longer allows X gender markers on official IDs.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Rule 5 CCR 1006-1 states that Colorado citizens can update their birth certificate and driver’s license to include their correct gender information.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Jude’s Law lets a person who does not identify as male or female to check an ‘X’ box on a Colorado issued driver’s license or identification. This law also allows for a new birth certificate with the correct information to be issued to the individual.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In 2020, the 12-month deferral period was scrapped completely, no restrictions have been placed since.
  • Censorship of LGBT issues becomes ambiguous.
    While there is legislation in Hungary that calls for LGBTQ+ censorship in schools, it’s unenforced and Ignored by the Hungarian Populace. No one has been fined from this lore as of now
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Albania's psychologists have banned so-called "conversion therapy", which tries to change the sexual orientation of young LGBT people, a move hailed on Saturday by the country's rights groups.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes gender identity only.
    For housing discrimination laws, there are only discrimination protections for a persons gender identity.
  • January
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes gender identity only.
    In India, there is only protections in employment for gender identity.
  • December 27
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2019, the Law that Recognises and Protects the Right to Gender Identity (Law No. 21,120) allows transgender people over the age of 14 to legally change their name and gender on all official documents. For persons over 18 years of age, the change is requested by submitting a request to the Civil Registry and Identification Service. Article 4(c) of the law stipulates that it will not be a requirement to have undergone any type of intervention or appearance-modifying treatment. In 1974, Marcia Alejandra Torres became the first person in Chile to legally change her name and gender on the birth certificate after undergo sex reassignment surgery.
  • December 7
    Intersex infant surgery becomes full ban.
    On December 7th, 2019, The Massachusetts Medical Society endorsed a resolution affirming the principle that surgical procedures on intersex children should be postponed until they reach an age of autonomy, capable of making such determinations themselves. Medical and surgical interventions on intersex infants are not allowed, except during emergency circumstances where it is necessary.
  • December 5
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 allows for transgender individuals to change their gender marker to either "male" or "female" only after showing proof of their gender confirmation surgery issued by a medical officer to the District Magistrate. This provision contradicts the Supreme Court decision in 2014. This contradiction has been challenged as unconstitutional in the Indian Supreme Court. As of June 2020, a second petition alleging unconstitutionality has been entered, and will be heard along with the first. Overall, the petitions challenge Sections 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the Act, claiming that they also contradict the Constitution of India. This case is still pending a decision. Under section 6 of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, a trans person may apply to be issued a certificate of identity that certifies that they are transgender (denoted as "Transgender"). Upon receiving this certificate, the applicants have the right to be recorded as transgender in all official documents.
  • December
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    In December 2019, a deferral period of one year was put in place. On May 20, 2022, Austria voted to lift the ban entirely and instead vet donors according to the risk of their sexual behavior. The new law is expected to take effect in the Fall.
  • November 26
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    The Transgender Persons Act, 2019 mandates that the government ensures medical facilities provide care to transgender persons (including for gender-affirmative procedures) and review medical curricula to address the health needs of transgender persons.
  • November 13
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Massachusetts residents can self-identify as non-binary with an X gender marker on their driver's license, IDs and birth certificate.
  • November
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Surgery is not required to change the gender marker on IDs such as State ID or a driver's license.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Prince Edward Island banned conversion therapy in November of 2019. Later on, Canada banned it federally in 2022.
  • October 29
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    New Mexico allows gender neutral gender options
  • October 15
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Equal except for the region of Aceh (Homosexuality is illegal there)
  • October 7
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    The Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA) was amended in 2019 to include protections for individuals from the LGBTQ community. In 2021, Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam stated that “LGBTQ persons, non-LGBTQ persons, we are all equal. We are not any lesser by reason of our sexual preferences.”
  • October 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Currently, same-sex couples can receive spousal coverage under the National Health Insurance Service. Diplomatic same-sex marriages are also recognized.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    South Korea also recognizes same-sex relationships in the lens of national health insurance.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Maryland residents can self-identify their gender (with an X gender marker as one of the options) on their driver's license or state IDs.
  • September 20
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    MSMs can now donate blood, but with a 1-year deferral. Deferral may be trimmed down to 4 months.
  • September 6
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    There is no longer a right to change one’s legal gender.
  • August 27
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The governor has signed into law a bill banning conversion therapy, which took effect 90 days after it was signed on May 29, 2019
  • August 16
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage in Aguascalientes turned legal in accordance with a ruling from the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation on 2 April 2019 that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violated Articles 1 and 4 of the Constitution of Mexico. The ruling came into effect upon publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation on 16 August 2019, legalizing same-sex marriage in Aguascalientes.
  • August 2
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On August 2, 2019, North Carolina governor signed an executive order to prohibit the use of state funds for conversion therapy on minors with the aim of changing their sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • July 10
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The ban on MSM for donating blood was lifted.
  • July 9
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Nova Scotia residents can ask for an X on their birth certificate or driver's license, or they can opt to remove the gender marker altogether, free of charge.
  • July 8
    Conversion therapy becomes varies by region.
    Some municipalities in Alberta, including Calgary, banned the practice, but not the province as a whole. St. Albert became the first municipality to ban it in 2019.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Civil marriage between same-sex couples is already a right acquired in Ecuador. On the night of July 8, 2019, sentences 10-18-CN / 19 and 11-18-CN / 19 of the Constitutional Court were published in the Official Gazette.
  • July 5
    Equal age of consent becomes n/a.
    Homosexual activity is illegal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Article 402 of the Penal Code outlines moral offences, including "sexual relations between persons of the same sex", punishable by imprisonment of up to six months and a fine of up to 5 million CFA francs.
  • June 21
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Under federal legislation.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Under federal legislation.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Under federal legislation.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Federally regulated.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Age of consent equalized to age 16.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Under federal legislation.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Under federal legislation.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Under federal legislation.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Under federal legislation.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Under federal legislation.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Equal age of consent at 16. Previously, anal sex was set at 18.
  • June 18
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    The Act on Gender Autonomy No. 80/2019 grants every person the right gender affirming care. Children aged under 16 require parental consent.
  • Intersex infant surgery becomes full ban.
    The Act on Gender Autonomy No. 80/2019 strictly prohibits surgery on intersex infants, and requires public bodies to allow a neutral gender to be registered. The act further states that any such surgery can only be performed with the individual's consent.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The new law also allows people to register a third gender option 'X' as their legal gender.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    A new law has been passed that allows Icelandic people to change their registered gender without medical interventions.
  • June 15
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    New Mexican born residents can request to change their legal gender marker. Surgery is not required.
  • June 13
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under federal regulation.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under federal regulation.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under federal regulation.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under federal regulation.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under federal regulation.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    When renting a property, the owner cannot refuse a tenant on the basis of ethnicity, religion, social status or sexual orientation or any social group someone belongs to. It is written in the Federal Constitution, discrimination is a crime.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Supreme Federal Court criminalised LGBT discrimination nationwide, and now, according to the new law, it is considered a "crime of racism".
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under federal regulation.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    When renting a property, the owner cannot refuse a tenant on the basis of ethnicity, religion, social status or sexual orientation or any social group someone belongs to. It is written in the Federal Constitution, discrimination is a crime.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under federal regulation.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    After the Supreme Federal Court's ruling, LGBT discrimination in employment is also a crime. Employees who are victims of discrimination usually receive compensation for moral damages caused by the aggressors.
  • June 11
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Botswana's High Court has ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality in a landmark decision for campaigners.
  • June 4
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The Canadian federal government now allows individuals to put "X" on their passport to indicate an unspecified gender. Other IDs are under provincial/territorial jurisdiction. Only Nunavut currently has no legal recognition for non-binary identities.
  • June 3
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services Guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines, change pending.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Blood donations in Ontario are managed by Canadian Blood Services and thus follow its guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Health Canada mandates a 3-month deferral across the nation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    Banned with 3 months deferral
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    MSMs were previously put on indefinite deferral until the 2013 announcement by Canadian Blood Services, then further reduced to 3 months in 2019.
  • June
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Article 4 of the Declaration of Citizen Rights of 1974 (one of the documents that are part of the Constitution of San Marino) was amended to explicitly include “sexual orientation” as a prohibited ground of discrimination, after a national referendum in June 2019. No law explicity mention sexual orientation protection from discrimination in employment.
  • May 31
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Conversion Therapy is banned for people under the age of 18. It is also considered a "deceptive trade practice" to advertise such services.
  • May 24
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    On 24 May 2017, the Constitutional Court ruled that the constitutional right to equality and freedom of marriage guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry under the Constitution of the Republic of China. The ruling (Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748) gave the Legislative Yuan two years to bring the marriage laws into compliance, after which registration of such marriages would come into force automatically. On 20 February 2019, a draft bill entitled the Enforcement Act of Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748 was released. The draft bill would grant same-sex married couples almost all the rights available to heterosexual married couples under the Civil Code, with the exception that it only allows adoption of a child genetically related to one of them. The Executive Yuan passed it the following day, sending it to the Legislative Yuan for fast-tracked review. The bill was passed on 17 May, signed by the President on 22 May and took effect on 24 May 2019 (the last day possible under the Court's ruling). Taiwan was the first Asian country to approve gay marriage legislation.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes second parent adoption only.
    The same-sex marriage law (that passed the Legislative Yuan in May 2019) grants married same-sex couples the right to adopt children genetically related to one of the partners.
  • May 22
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The 2019 Law on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Employment, among other areas.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The 2019 Law on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Housing, among other areas.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    On May 16, 2019, the Parliament of North Macedonia adopted a new (short-lived) Law on Prevention and Protection from Discrimination, which prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in all areas.
  • April 22
    Intersex infant surgery becomes varies by region.
    Surgery on intersex infants is only banned (excluding life-saving situations) in the state of Tamil-Nadu.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Nevada-born residents can request an X gender marker on their birth certificates. Residents can ask for an X on IDs and driver's licenses.
  • April 18
    Intersex infant surgery becomes not banned.
    In April 2019, the Grand Council of the Canton of Geneva adopted two motions (no. 2491 and no. 2541) aimed at banning non-vital surgical procedures on intersex children at cantonal level. In March 2022, the Federal Council was considering another motion (22.3355) which urges the Federal Council to present a bill to prohibit any irreversible and non-consensual surgical or hormonal interventions on the sexual characteristics of intersex children. This measure also allows interventions that are necessary to avoid a life-threatening situation or a danger to the child's health.
  • April 11
    Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    New policy goes into effect barring individuals with a "condition" known as "gender dysphoria."
  • April 8
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed HR 140, a bill that bans gay conversion therapy on minors, into law on April 8, 2019.
  • April 3
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    On April 3rd, 2019, Brunei integrated more strict laws based off of Islam into its common law. The country immediately received heavy criticism, and some of Brunei’s buildings in other countries such as the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, and The Dorchester in London were boycotted. Due to international pressure, the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, placed a moratorium on the new law regarding homosexual acts, which allowed a maximum punishment of death by stoning. The moratorium is able to be dismantled at any moment by the Sultan due to his high level of power, but he has not done so yet.
  • March 30
    Serving openly in military becomes don't ask, don't tell.
    In 2019 a military tribunal acquited four personnel who accused of sodomy. The judge ruled that the law does not specify what acts are "contrary to nature". They were however dismissed from their posts.
  • March 29
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Gender Equality Act introduced in 2019 prohibits direct or indirect discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • March 27
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    It was banned since 2019 by executive order due to the mental issues people suffered from these conversion therapies .
  • March 25
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes ambiguous.
    Not currently available for birth certificates, but initially available for driver's licenses and state IDs.
  • March 12
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    X gender markers available on driver's licenses. However, since January 2020, state agencies can’t use non-binary gender marker.
  • February 15
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Law 13/2019, of 15 February, for equal treatment and non-discrimination, provides protection for LGBT people, among others, in numerous areas including employment, education, health care, social services, housing, public establishments, etc. Article 4(2) states: «No one may be discriminated against on the basis of birth, nationality or lack of nationality, racial origin or ethnicity, sex or female gender, religion, philosophical, political or trade union opinion, language, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other personal or social condition or circumstance.»
  • February 14
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Legalized in Zacatecas (14 February 2019), Cuauhtémoc (1 March 2019), Villanueva (1 May 2019), Miguel Auza (5 July 2019), Freshnillo (3 July 2020) cities.
  • February 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    New Jersey-born residents can ask for an X as their gender marker on their birth certificate as well as IDs.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In February 2019, the Sanquin blood bank, which is responsible for the collection, processing, and distribution of blood and blood products, shortened the deferral period down to 4 months.
  • January 25
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The NY State Senate passed a bill called The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, it was signed in Jan 2019 but did not take effect until February 2019. This law prohibits any and ALL work-place discrimination.
  • January 24
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Angola does not recognize same-sex marriage.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Legalized after an act of parliament
  • January 4
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Banned after 2018, court ruling, however, as of 2022 there is a pending bill to overturn that law.
  • January 1
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal, but restricted for minors.
    In 2019, Mali passed a law allowing medical gender transitions for adults. However, there is no specific reference to minors in this legislation. Therefore, it is unclear whether gender medical transitions are legal or not for minors in Mali.
  • (date unknown)
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    New Hampshire residence are able to get gender marker X on both their drivers licenses and their birth certificates. Minors are able to get gender X on their drivers licenses as well with parental consent.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Minors 16 and over, and Adults are able to get an drivers license as of 2019. Birth Certificates and other governmental documents are be abled to be changed as well.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    illegal since 2019
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    illegal since 2019
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    illegal since 2019
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    illegal since 2019
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Non-binary gender is legally recognized in Tasmania.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    After a court order, Kansas now legally allows its transgender residents to update their gender marker on their birth certificates if they were born in the state. No surgery is required.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    New Brunswick residents can ask to change their gender marker to an X on their birth certificate or driver's license free of charge.
  • January 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Equality Act 2017, which became law in 2019, provided comprehensive protection from discrimination.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Equality Act 2017, which became law in 2019, provided comprehensive protection from discrimination.
  • (date unknown)
    Censorship of LGBT issues becomes state-enforced.
    In 2019, the Uganda Communications Commission adopted the Standards for General Broadcast Programming in Uganda. Article 6(5) determines that “information, themes or subplots on lifestyles such as homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexualism, transsexualism, transvestism, paedophilia and incest” should not “promote, justify or glamorize” them. Further, explicit dialogue or information concerning the above topics should not be broadcasted. In addition, Article 8.6 states that sex education programmes should not encourage or promote “unnatural sex acts”.
  • Censorship of LGBT issues becomes varies by region.
    The Palestinian Police Authorities in the West Bank banned the activities of queer and feminist rights organization Al Qaws as requested by residents in report of 'suspicious' activities, however, this law was later retired following internacional backlash. On the Gaza strip, there is no information about the topic.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes varies by region.
    Marriage equality in Northern Ireland was brought into line with the rest of the UK via the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    Requires at least 1 year of hormone therapy. A person must have medical documentation that includes a psychiatrist's report after one year of monitoring, as well as endocrinologist's report after hormonal therapy.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Gay and lesbian couples in Austria have been able to legally wed since 2019.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Sexual orientation and gender identity are protected since the The Gender Equality Act (2019).
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Section 8 of the National Housing Policy (2019) states it was developed under the premise that everyone has a right to housing, regardless of their sexual orientation.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    The Labour Code passed in 2019 in Sao Tome and Principe confers the right to equality in employment to persons regardless of sexual orientation.
  • January 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Article 4 of the Declaration of Citizen Rights of 1974 (one of the documents that are part of the Constitution of San Marino) was amended to explicitly include “sexual orientation” as a prohibited ground of discrimination, after a national referendum in June 2019. No law explicity mention sexual orientation protection from discrimination in employment.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Section 106(1) of the Gender Equality Act (2019) prohibits gender discrimination in the employment sphere. Section 106(2) states that this also includes “multiple discrimination” and “intersectional discrimination”, both of which are defined at Section 102 to include sexual orientation as a protected ground.
  • January
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    In January 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that North Macedonia's requirement that transgender people undergo sex reassignment surgery before their gender marker on ID documents can be changed is a violation of human rights. The judgment held that deficiencies in North Macedonia's laws concerning modifying gender on official identification documents infringed the private life of transgender Macedonians. This means that at the moment, there is no way to change one's legal gender in North Macedonia, even after surgery.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Article 4 of the Declaration of Citizen Rights of 1974 (one of the documents that are part of the Constitution of San Marino) was amended to explicitly include “sexual orientation” as a prohibited ground of discrimination, after a national referendum in June 2019.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Constitutional protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity have been instituted.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Discrimination and hate speech against LGBTQIA+ persons is banned completely in Botswana.
  • December 14
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    nique at the international level": the Austrian LGBTQ+ umbrella HOSI yesterday welcomed the decree of the federal government that establishes six options for its citizens in the official definition of their sex. In addition to the masculine, feminine and «various» (the «X» instituted last year in passports), the categories «inter» and «offen» (open) are available, as well as the possibility of choosing none. The latter option may be required when children with sexual variation are born. They – or their legal representative – may decide later. However, says Queer.de, the transition from conventional categories to other options will only be possible with the favourable opinion of an expert. This condition is challenged by LGBTI activists, who regret the «pathologization» of intersex people. 'The stage of self-determination is still far away,' said Luan Pertl of Plattform Intersex Österreich. The organizations also call for a ban on surgical interventions on intersex children and adolescents, which was part of the programme of the ruling coalition in Vienna.
  • December 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Article 58 of the 1972 constitution defined marriage as a different-sex union. In 2018, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that the American convetion on Human rights mandates the recognition of same-sex marriage, recommending that countries issue decrees until legislation was brought into place. In March 2023, after seven years of delay the court ruled that there is no positive right to same-sex marriage in Panama under the constitution, halting any potential change for the time being through the courts.
  • November 29
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    People can register their gender on their birth certificate as non-binary, intersex, indeterminate or other.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Transgender individuals can change their gender marker on documents without surgery.
  • November 16
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    San Marino passed a law recognizing same sex civil unions.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes second parent adoption only.
    Stepchild adoption for same sex couples.
  • November 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    British Columbia residents can ask for an X gender marker on their driver’s license, identity card, birth certificate and BC Services Card.
  • November
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Section 107 of Chapter 1 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia reads: No law shall be enacted which discriminates against any person on account of race, sex, sexual orientation, language, or religion, nor shall the equal protection of the laws be denied.
  • October 29
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    Person applying for gender change must submit all documents and medical analyzes confirming their request, then their documents are submitted to the Ministry of the Interior, obtain the consent of the minister's office.
  • October 18
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Changing your gender legally no longer requires surgery in Uruguay.
  • October 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Residents of Minnesota can change their gender marker to an X on their driver's license.
  • September 25
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Nova Scotia banned conversion therapy on September 25th 2018, making it the third province in Canada to ban it. Canada banned it federally in 2022.
  • September 24
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    As a matter of fact , in the decision of the 22nd Civil Chamber of the Court of Cassation dated 24.09.2018 and numbered 2015/35120 Main, 2018/19675 , it is emphasized that discrimination due to the sexual orientation of the worker is within the scope of the prohibition (although the concept of "sexual preference" is used with an incorrect terminology) : The prohibition of discrimination can be added to this, due to the employee's sexual preference that does not cause any adverse effects in the workplace. Again, discrimination based on factors such as political reasons and worldview should be protected.”
  • September 16
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    all acts of surgery abolished since 2018. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • September 12
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Nationwide.
  • September 10
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Liable, upon conviction, to imprisonment for a term not less than fifteen years and may be liable to imprisonment for 14-15 years to life. Decriminalization pending.
  • September 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Same-sex marriage is not legal in Singapore.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Homosexuality is illegal under Section 377, although it is unclear whether this law applies only to males or to females as well.
  • September 6
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In all of France.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Under Indian Laws.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Single nationwide. but laws might be pending for same sex couples in some areas.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Under 2018 Indian Supreme Court Ruling.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    In the Supreme Court case of Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India, a five-judge Constitutional Bench overturned the Supreme Court's decision in Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation and decriminalized homosexuality by striking down the provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that deemed sexual acts between consenting adults as criminal.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The age of consent is equal since decriminalization. In the Supreme Court case of Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India, a five-judge Constitutional Bench overturned the Supreme Court's decision in Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation and decriminalized homosexuality by striking down the provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that deemed sexual acts between consenting adults as criminal.
  • September 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Under French regulation.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Legal for LGB but not for transgender
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Individuals can legally change their gender in France. Sex reassignment surgery is state-funded. Requires court approval to change gender marker and first-name. According to media reports, in 2010, France became the first country to remove "transsexualism" from their official list of mental illnesses.
  • August 27
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Banned since 2018 under “New York local law-22” after conversion therapy ruled unconstitutional.
  • August 20
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Single adoption by unmarried individuals, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples are all legal.
  • August 8
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    The law allows adults to change their legal gender based on self-detirmination without any requirements. Minors aged 16 and 17 must have parental consent and a professional psychological opinion.
  • August 7
    Intersex infant surgery becomes full ban.
    Non-consensual gender reassignment treatment and surgical intervention on intersex children have been prohibited by law since August 2018 under Article 5 of Law No. 38.
  • August 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Ireland's Employment Equality Act, 1998, and the Equal Status Act, 2000 outlawed discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity
  • July 24
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Delaware is the 15th state to ban conversion therapy.
  • July 9
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Tunisian court granted legal gender recognition to a transgender man who received gender-affirming care in Germany, overruling a lower court’s verdict.
  • July 8
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under a new bill that updated the housing, employment and public accommodation law to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    On June 8, 2018 Governor Chris Sununu signed into law House Bill 1319, AN ACT prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity, which banned discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing based on gender identity. The law went into effect on July 8, 2018.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    On June 8, 2018 Governor Chris Sununu signed into law House Bill 1319, AN ACT prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity, which banned discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing based on gender identity. The law went into effect on July 8, 2018.
  • July 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The States Assembly passed a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry on 1 February 2018. Royal assent was granted on 23 May 2018, and the law took effect on 1 July.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Single adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples are legal. However, Kansas allows discrimination against LGBT people on the basis of religion, which means LGBT couples can be refused by some adoption agencies.
  • June 29
    Intersex infant surgery becomes full ban.
    Austrian court ruled on June 29, 2018, that surgery on intersex infants is unconstitutional and must be avoided in every case, with the exception of life-threatening cases.
  • June 21
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City housing discrimination protections in Lamorie, Jackson.
  • June 11
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No discrimination protections currently.
  • June 8
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Residents of Alberta can ask for an X gender marker on their IDs and birth certificates.
  • June 7
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    SB 5722 - 2017-18 amended RCW 18.130.020 to define conversion therapy and RCW 18.130.180 to discipline licensed health care providers that perform conversion therapy on any patient under the age of eighteen. The ban does not apply to religious practices unless they are performed by licensed health care providers. The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the bill's constitutionality in TINGLEY V. ROBERT FERGUSON, ET AL, No. 21-35815
  • June 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    In 2018, the Costa Rican government introduced a third gender option, X, for passports, allowing individuals who do not identify as exclusively male or female to have legal documentation that reflects their gender identity. This makes Costa Rica one of the most progressive countries in Latin America when it comes to recognizing non-binary and X gender marker identities.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Domestic Partnership Act 2018, effectively repealed same sex marriage.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    In 1998, Ecuador became the first country in the Americas (and only the third worldwide after South Africa and Fiji) to include sexual orientation as a protected category in its Constitution. An unofficial English language translation of Article 11(2) states: All persons are equal and shall enjoy the same rights, duties and opportunities. No one shall be discriminated against for reasons of ethnic belonging, place of birth, age, sex, gender identity, cultural identity, civil status, language, religion, ideology, political affiliation, legal record, socio-economic condition, migratory status, sexual orientation, health status, HIV carrier, disability, physical difference or any other distinguishing feature, whether personal or collective, temporary or permanent, which might be aimed at or result in the diminishment or annulment of recognition, enjoyment or exercise of rights. All forms of discrimination are punishable by law. The State shall adopt affirmative action measures that promote real equality for the benefit of the rights-bearers who are in a situation of inequality. In 2015, a labor law reform made it illegal for employers to discriminate against people due to their sexual orientation. In June 2018, the Justice Ministry approved a new policy concerning the rights of LGBT people. The policy aims to guarantee and strengthen their rights in relation to health, education, work, security, social protection and justice.
  • May 26
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Saskatchewan residents can request an X gender marker on their IDs or birth certificates or opt to remove the marker altogether.
  • May 15
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On May 15th, 2018, Maryland’s governor Lawrence J. Hogan (R) signed SB 1028 (also known as the Youth Mental Health Protection Act) into law.
  • May 11
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The country adopted a third option under gender on civil registration acts in 2018. A local television station has even made a transgender person its anchor/presenter.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Transgender people in Pakistan are allowed to identify as male, female, a blend of both, or neither.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Countrywide recognized, Transgender people are allowed to identify as male, female, a blend of both, or neither.
  • May 9
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    For Gender identity only.
  • May 7
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Article 134A of the Criminal Code (2000), as amended by Law No. 1,482 (2011), criminalises discrimination based on "sexual orientation", while Article 136C (3) and (4) aggravate the penalty if such discrimination is committed by public servants or while providing public services. These provisions ban "sexual orientation" discrimination in broad terms and therefore apply to employment. Article 136C (6) also includes the motive of denying or restricting labour rights as an aggravating factor. Added to the previous factor we have ruling SU440-21 from the Constitutional Court of Colombia. The Colombian Supreme Court "Corte Constitucional de Colombia" decided on December 9, 2021 based on ruling SU440-21 that transgender people in Colombia cannot be discriminated against due to their gender identity when receiving state financial pensions, despite the decision to have as its object the receipt of state financial pensions, the sentence in its paragraph 55, section III makes it clear that the principle by which this decision was taken is that gender identity is protected by the general constitutional clause of article 13 of the Constitution of Colombia making it clear that discrimination based on gender identity is prohibited in other areas, which includes housing and employment discrimination.
  • May
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    In March 2018, the Government gazetted, for a two-month public consultation, amendments to the Standards on Assessing Donor Suitability for Blood Donation that included allowing gay and bisexual men who have not had sex with another man for five years to donate blood. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Welfare said that the abstinence period would be further reduced to one year in the future, so as to bring the Taiwanese standard in line with Western countries.
  • April 17
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Law 4538/2018 grants the right for couples to foster children. Individuals can adopt normally.
  • April 12
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Became legal on April 12, 2018. The news is from HRC and Pink news.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Since decriminalization of homosexuality in 2018, the age of consent has been equal.
  • April 10
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
  • April
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal with restrictions.
    A more complex testing process is in place for MSM donations but you cannot skip this test.
  • April 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections involving sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • March 13
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Adoption is not a federal law and is state-based. Since March 2018, same-sex couples can adopt children in all jurisdictions within Australia.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    On March 13, 2018, the Northern Territory passed a new law allowing same-sex couples to adopt children.
  • March 7
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Since 2015. no laws restricting adoption.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full discrimination protections in city of Jackson, Mongolia, Clarksville.
  • March 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    In all of Brazil, transgender people can request their gender be legally changed without surgery or medical diagnosis.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Nationwide.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    In March 2018, the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled that transgender people have the right to change name and sex on their birth certificate without the need of sexual reassignment surgery or doctor letters. The change can be made at a notary's office now.
  • February 15
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • February 14
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination. The Anti-discrimination law (Law No. 7 2018) does not explicity include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination in employment. The Anti-discrimination law (Law No. 7 2018) does not explicity include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination in housing. The Anti-discrimination law (Law No. 7 2018) does not explicity include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories.
  • February 13
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes not legally recognized.
    Gender-neutral names can be used on IDs and birth certificates, following the case of Jason-Antigone Dane, but one can only legally identify as male or female
  • February 12
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    requires public announcement of name change. Changes pending. Missing non binary options on drivers licenses.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires surgery to change birth Certificate. Changes pending. Non binary options pending.
  • February 2
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    In four cities.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full City protections in Jackson, Mongolia, Clarksville. Starkville just had its first pride parade. Currently being faught by Mississippi Gov.
  • February 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples in Nauru. Section 49 of The Births Deaths and Marriages Registration Act (2017) states that "Marriage in the Republic shall be the voluntary union of one man and one woman." Section 70 states that "A marriage solemnized in a foreign country shall not be recognized as a marriage in the Republic if the marriage is (a) between a male and another male; (b) between a female and another female."
  • January 27
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    WAC 246-490-075 includes the legal gender marking "X" as a gender that is not exclusively male or female, including, but not limited to, intersex, agender, amalgagender, androgynous, bigender, demigender, female-to-male, genderfluid, genderqueer, male-to-female, neutrois, nonbinary, pangender, third sex, transgender, transsexual, Two Spirit, and unspecified.
  • January 22
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized or regulated, Due to Christian attitudes, this isn’t likely to change
  • January 19
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Under the 2018 revision by the Ministry of Health, a medical commision can issue a certificate of gender change without the need for surgery or hormone replacement therapy.
  • January 15
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Nationwide.
  • January 9
    Intersex infant surgery becomes full ban.
    Unnecessary medical procedures for intersex children and adolescents have been prohibited since January 2018 by Article 22 of Law No. 19,580.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    As of 2018, Illinois has made a update to a Vital records act stating that people are able to get their birth certificates updated. Drivers Licenses are also able to be updated to the correct gender.
  • Intersex infant surgery becomes not banned.
    In October 2018, as a response to Control Yuan's report on intersex rights, the Ministry of Health and Welfare issued the “Recommended common principles regarding corrective surgery on non-adult intersex persons”. The guideline prohibits “non-essential and irreversible” intersex medical interventions considered to be "sex assignment surgery" on anyone under the age of 12, except in grave medical conditions. For adolescents aged between 12 and 18, "sex assignment surgery" is permitted for those "suffering difficulty in adapting to their condition", requiring approval by a medical team consisting of psychiatrist, pediatrician, pediatric surgeon and child psychologist. Assessment by a medical team as such is also needed before an intersex adult undergoes sex assignment surgery. While Hiker Chiu, the spokesperson for Oii-Chinese, conceded that the guideline was not on the statute book, she expressed optimism that medical practitioners would abide by this official guideline.
  • (date unknown)
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    All Minors and Adults are able to get gender affirming care if they are out of state. There are no laws explicitly saying that they are protected for those living in the state. However, Gender affirming care clinics are always welcoming of new transgender people. Minors under the age of 18 living in a illegal state to get gender affirming care, may move to California to get gender affirming care. Under SB107 that protects Families of the minor as well from illegal states.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    While there's no actual law support this, Minnesota's Department of Safety had quietly added X gender marker to their licenses. This is still in effect as of 2018, as they roll out REAL ID. Permits are also able to get X gender marker, as of 2018 as well.
  • January 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    The indefinite deferral was changed to 12 months.
  • (date unknown)
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    It has been possible to have an X on passports since 2018, but doing so required hiring an attorney and going through a costly process. However, judges in Arnhem have ruled that a non-binary person does not have to involve an outside expert to assess whether they should be allowed to have X in their passport, rather than M or V.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Housing discrimination is illegal in Japan. Japan does not have national employment anti-discrimination laws, although Tokyo, Ibaraki and Akita offer local protections.
  • January
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    In January 2018, the Federal Psychology Council established norms of performance for psychologists in relation to transsexual and transvestite people, also banning any conversion therapy.
  • (date unknown)
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Ontario allows residents to use an X gender marker on birth certificates, health cards and driving licenses as well as to remove the marker altogether.
  • January 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    The Civil Status Act (PStG) was amended to include Parapraph 45b to allow intersex people to identify themselves as "diverse" ("divers") or remove the gender entry.
  • (date unknown)
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    California introduced a non-binary option on driver's licenses in January of 2019 but introduced a non-binary option on birth certificates in 2018. Also, in 2021, California became the first state to allow gender-neutral markers on death certificates.
  • January 1
    Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Transgender individual can serve, however, the policy "will require an individual to have completed any medical treatment that their doctor has determined is necessary in connection with their gender transition, and to have been stable in their preferred gender for 18 months, as certified by their doctor, before they can enter the military."
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same sex marriage couples and singles can adopt in Puerto Rico since 2018 with the new modification to the 2009 adoption law.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    fines, 3 years in prison and Caning.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    In one region it is single only as part of Eritrea.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under Gay adoption legalization under the supreme court. Single adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples all allowed. However, Michigan allows adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT individuals on the basis of faith.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full state employment discrimination protections. Full discrimination protection in 2 counties and 9 cities. Full discrimination protection for gender identity for all discrimination protection.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Full discrimination protection in state employment. As well under Section VII under sex discrimination. Section VII ruled to include gender identity. As well as city discrimination protection in 22 cities and one county for sexual orientation protection. in 21 cities full discrimination protection.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    In six city discrimination protections. One county.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City protections in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, San Antonio. In one county. As well as sexual oreination hate crime law.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No Full state discrimination protections. Certain cities may have laws of their own. Full housing pending statewide. full public accommodation pending state wide. As well as no laws in place to prevent bullying.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Gay Marriage and Gay Union legalization pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Under EU law.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Nationwide since 2018.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Only for gender identity and expression.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Surgery no longer necessary to change legal gender.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes second parent adoption only.
    The registered partnership act was amended to allow second parent adoption by same sex couples.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    According to ILGA data base: In 2018, the Micronesian Congress passed Bill No. 20-258 (2018), which updated the country's anti-discrimination law to include "sexual orientation" in Article 107 of Chapter 1 of the Code of the Federated States of Micronesia (2014). This prohibition is expressed in broad terms and, therefore, applies to housing.
  • January 1
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Banned under the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Protection of Children and Youths Welfare and Rights Act
  • (date unknown)
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Legal since 2018.
  • January 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Act No. 365/2004 on Equal treatment gives protections for LGB People, Trans people would be covered later on when the act was amended in 2018
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Conversion Therapy aimed to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity done by medical practitioners is illegal. The law however has a religious exemption. The bill however has a religious exemption.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Both the repealed Civil Status Law (1964) and its replacement, the Law Relating to Civil Status (Law No. 2018-862) (2018) indicate in Chapter 7 that the President of the Abidjan Court of First Instance has the authority to order the "rectification of civil status records" when petitioned by an applicant or by a public prosecutor. The legislation does not specify what data may be changed and under what circumstances, so it is unclear whether trans and gender-diverse persons would be permitted to make amendments thereunder. Any amendments made must be noted in the records of the Civil Registry.
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex marriage becomes unregistered cohabitation.
    Since 2018, Slovakia recognizes a close person, defined as a sibling or a spouse. A family member or a person in a relationship shall be considered under law a close person if an injury suffered by one of them is "reasonably felt by the other person as an injury suffered by him or her." Limited rights are granted, namely in the area of inheritance.
  • December 23
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No laws in place.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    While there is no laws criminalizing same sex couples, we have considered it to be illegal becouse there was never a successful adoption by an LGBTQ personnel in Djibouti.
  • December 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Under the Marriage Ordinance 2017, same-sex marriage is legal.
  • December 19
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • December 9
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Following a nation-wide postal vote, 61.6% of Australians voted 'Yes' for Same-sex Marriage in November 2017. The Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 subsequently passed parliament on 7th December and was given Royal Assent on 8th December, coming into effect from 9th December 2017, Australia-wide (including Victoria).
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Gay Marriage is Legal in the Keeling Isles.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017. The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7 December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day.
  • December 1
    Conversion therapy becomes sexual orientation only.
    The same judge changed his decision, keeping the “treatment” banned.
  • November 30
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    The Constitutional Court annulled the provision of the Turkish Civil Code that regulates the condition of "being unable to reproduce" in order to allow gender reassignment. The request for annulment of the condition of having a gender reassignment surgery in order to change the identity card was rejected.
  • November 29
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    In early May 2017, the National Council approved a motion calling on all restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood to be lifted. According to the National Council, only risky behaviour should be a factor for blood donation, not one's sexual orientation. The motion, introduced by the Conservative Democrats, was approved 97–89.[66] However, this was rejected by the Council of States on 29 November 2017.[67] The 1 year deferral period for gay and bisexual men donating blood therefore remains in place.
  • November 28
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    In 2017, the 3-month blood donation rule came into force at blood donation centres in Scotland in November, and in early 2018 in England.
  • November 23
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Federal Adoption of Children Legislation Amendment (Equality) Bill 2017
  • November 7
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    3 month deferral. Changes pending.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    it is a 3 month deferral. As part of UK.
  • November 3
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legalized in 2017
  • November 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    3 month deferral. Legalization pending.
  • October 23
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    The Supreme Court of Nepal issued its judgement, ruling that under Rule 8(1)(h) of the Immigration Rules a foreign national who submits a valid marriage license with a Nepali citizen is eligible to obtain an "NT Visa" as a dependant. The Supreme Court further ruled that the Immigration Rules do not specify that a foreign national applying for an NT Visa must either be of the same or opposite gender. Foreign same-sex spouses of Nepali citizens are now eligible to obtain an NT Visa as a dependant.
  • October 19
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Hawaii allows all couples, including same-sex couples, to adopt.
  • October 16
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    There is full discrimination protections in the city of Birmingham, Montevallo. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. Also protected under Section VII, as well under the case of Glenn v. Brumby.
  • October 15
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Surgery is not required under state or federal law.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • October 14
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for state employments. As well sex discrimination protection under section VII under sex includes sexual orientation. Hate crime law to come into effect. Pending statewide.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    State Discrimination protection only. As well as sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination protection in public employment only.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only in state discrimination. Employment discrimination protections pending
  • October 10
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    To change one's legal gender in Greece, the legal requirement is only a court order. Non-binary people are to choose male or female. Forced divorce was also required if the person was married, before same-sex marriage was legal in Greece.
  • October 7
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • October 6
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Full Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples. Legalization pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal. Legalization pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • October 5
    Censorship of LGBT issues becomes state-enforced.
    On 5 October 2017, the Minister of Education and Science Enrique Riera signed Resolution N° 29664, which prohibits the use of printed and digital materials referring to "gender theory and/or ideology" in educational institutions. Enrique Riera later said he would volunteer to "burn the books in a public square if they contained gender ideology". The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights expressed its concern about the decision and declared that "these types of measures represent a serious omission of the duty of the State to protect children from all forms of violence and discrimination, in all spheres, and especially in school".
  • October 2
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    under state and federal law. Non binary options pending.
  • October 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (limited rights).
    Since October 1st, 2017, a system that is in use for same-sex couples was enacted called "legal guardianship" or "guardianship agreement". The system grants same-sex couples some limited rights such as medical care, property management and other additional rights that can expressed through different documents the couple may sign. Additionally, Beijing provides dependent residency status to foreign same-sex couples since the 1st of July 2013. In Hong Kong, several court decisions and most notably court case Leung Chun Kwong v Secretary for the Civil Service granted same-sex couples limited rights and benefits in the realm of immigration, tax rights and inheritance.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Section 1741 of the German Civil Code grants all married couples the right to adopt children.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    A bill for marriage equality passed the Bundestag on 30 June 2017 and the Bundesrat on 7 July, becoming law on 1 October. Paragraph 1353 of the German Civil Code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Since June 1, 2015. Also under Bill C-16. As well there is a hate crime unit investigating complaints.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Bill 7 of Alberta legislature. As well under Bill C-16.
  • September 29
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    In 2017, before Botswana's High Court, a transgender man and a transgender woman each successfully contested the Registrar of National Registration's refusal to amend the gender marker on their identity documents. Both individuals invoked Section 16 of the National Registration Act (Act No. 26) (1986), which empowers the Registrar to alter any particulars of a registered person and issue new identity documentation in the event of a significant change in circumstances. These landmark cases have established a precedent for other transgender individuals seeking to update their gender markers on official documents. Subsequently, following the court's rulings, at least 10 transgender individuals have been able to amend their legal gender markers without resorting to legal action.
  • September 25
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    There is a one year deferral for MSMs.
  • September 21
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Newfoundland and Labrador residents can change their IDs and birth certificates to a neutral gender marker option.
  • September 19
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    In September 2017, a federal judge in Brasília approved the use of conversion therapy by a psychologist to “cure” people of homosexuality, overruling the 1999 decision.
  • September 18
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    MSM not allowed to donate blood.
  • September 12
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    No Requirements. Parent/Guardians must apply on behalf of minors.
  • September 6
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act provided a method for individuals to apply to have identification documents, including passport, updated with an "X" gender marker.
  • September 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage became legal in Malta under the Marriage Act and other Laws (Amendment) Act, 2017; replacing the heterosexual definition of marriage with gender-neutral language.
  • August 24
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending. Widely condemned.
  • August 22
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • August 12
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Article 16 of the Law on the Army of Montenegro adopted on July 26, 2017, prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (among others) in relation to persons applying for service in the Army.
  • August 8
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    as of August 10, 2017. It is one of the 10 states and dc that have outlawed this.
  • August 7
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    A 1-year deferral was in effect.
  • August 1
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Imprisonment of 8 to 15 years as penalty.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Puebla is recognized now the marriage equality
  • Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Same-sex couples do not receive any legal benefits in Chad.
  • July 28
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes varies by region.
    On July 28th, 2017, the Government of Northwest Territories became the first jurisdiction in Canada to offer a third gender option.
  • July 26
    Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. If transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses. Ban was imposed sometime in July, news articles came out July 26th 2017 about it.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. If transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • July 16
    Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • July 14
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Transgender people can change their document without surgery not required
  • July 11
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    On July 11th, 2017, same-sex marriage was legalized in Chiapas. Now gay couples can adopt.
  • July 3
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Oregon became the first state to legally recognize the non-binary/non-confirming gender on licenses on July 3rd, 2017.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes varies by region.
    On June 15th, 2017, Oregon officials voted yes to allowing the legal representation of non-binary people. On July 3rd, 2017, this option became available to the public.
  • July 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The criminal code of Mongolia outlaws discrimination against LGBT people.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Northwest Territories residents can ask for an X as a gender marker on their birth certificates.
  • July
    Right to change legal gender becomes varies by region.
    Federal: legal, surgery not required from 2013 under the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. According to ILGA, at least three subnational jurisdictions require surgeries. By region: Most states don't allow you to change your gender marker more than once in a 12-month period. The High Court of Australia has ruled that gender reassignment surgery does not need to be comprehensive, just be socially identifiable as your preferred gender. ‱ Any government department that operates at a federal level does not require surgery. ‱ In NSW a gender marker change requires GRS, top surgery, or orchiectomy. ‱ In Queensland gender change requires an application confirming surgery or proof of reassignment surgery. ‱ In South Australia no surgery is required, only proof of psychological counseling. ‱ In Tasmania no surgery is required, they may require proof of psychological counseling for persons under 18. ‱ In Victoria no surgery is required, you just have to attest you are the gender you claim. ‱ In Western Australia surgery is not required. ‱ In Northern Territory clinical treatment, either: surgery, hormone therapy, or counselling is required.
  • July 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The Faroe Islands legalized same-sex marriage in 2017, becoming the last Nordic territory to do so.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Transgender people can change their document without surgery not required
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Residents do not require surgery to change their gender marker.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The new criminal code outlaws discrimination against LGBT people.
  • June 27
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    One of the first places in the U.S. to offer gender-neutral driver's licenses and ID cards.
  • June 26
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under federal law. No restrictions
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Any single adult can adopt, regardless of being LGBT. There is however no protections in place for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Couples must be married to adopt jointly or for second parent adoption.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under federal law since 2015. Single adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples are legal. Two unmarried individuals cannot adopt jointly. North Carolina does not explicitly protect LGBT individuals from discrimination.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    under state and federal law. Any single person is allowed to adopt. To adopt as a couple, the individuals must however be married. Second parent adoption is also permitted. Agencies are however allowed to discriminate against LGBT couples on the basis of religion.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    New Hamsphire allows single adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Single adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples are legal. Alabama however allows discrimination against LGBT people on the basis of religion, which means they can be refused adoption by some adoption agencies. They can also refuse to place a child with a next-of-kin family member if that family member happens to be LGBT.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Single adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples are all legal. In some cases, adoption has also been approved for unmarried LGBT couples. However, Texas allows adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT people on the basis of religion.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Any single person is permitted to adopt per statute. State law allows any married individual to adopt their spouse's child via stepparent adoption, even though some counties or judges might give LGBT prospective parents trouble. Married LGBT couples can adopt jointly.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Single-parent and joint-parent adoption is legal for any adult pursuant Official Code of Georgia §19-8-3. However, no appellate court case law or statutes dictate legality of same-sex second-parent adoption, which means ruling has varied by county and judge.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    On 31 March 2016, Federal District Court struck down Mississippi's ban on same-sex couple adoptions. On June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court reversed an Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that allowed a law listing parents by gender on birth certificates to stand. The new SCOTUS ruling allowed both same-sex spouses to be listed on birth certificates. These court rulings made adoption by same-sex couples legal in all 50 states. States can however require couples to be legally married before adopting.
  • June 23
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Nationwide.
  • June 19
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Bill C-16 received Royal Ascent on 19 June 2017, revising the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.
  • June 13
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Yukon residents can ask for an X on their birth certificate.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since June 13th 2017, Yukon became the last province or territory to allow trans people to change their gender marker in Canada without undergoing surgeries.
  • June 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    1 year deferral
  • May 23
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Individuals can request an X gender marker on their documents.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Proof of surgery is no longer required. Instead, individuals are asked to provide a statement from a medical professional or a psychologist certifying that they underwent the appropriate treatment to change their legal gender.
  • May 19
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    5 to 10 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
  • May 2
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage became legal in Guernsey on May 2, 2017 with the passing of the Same-Sex Marriage (Guernsey) Law (2016).
  • May
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    According to Articles 46 and 323 of the Penal Code, the decree issued in 2017 outlawing discrimination, incitement to discrimination, and hate crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity is still in effect.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The Supreme Court ruled that same sex-marriage was allowed under the Marriage Act 1944 and the Human Rights Act.
  • May 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    No laws in place. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • April 28
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blanket ban replaced by a 1 year deferral period.
  • April 26
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since April 26th 2017, it is no longer required to undergo surgeries to change one's gender marker in New-Brunswick.
  • April 25
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Both are protected under the Yukon Human Rights Code as well as federally under bill C-16.
  • April 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Punjab saw the first same sex marriage occur. Legalization pending. Currently under review of the supreme court in India.
  • April 18
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Sexual orientation discrimination protections under human rights institute. Homosexuality is illegal.
  • April 6
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Ban Passed by Senate Committee of New Mexico.
  • April 3
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    The Population Management (Guernsey) Law of 2016 has allowed same-sex couples to adopt jointly since April 3, 2017.
  • April 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    In 2016 the Norwegian Directorate of Health decided that from April 2017 MSMs and men who had sold themselves sexually would be accepted as blood donors, provided that there had been at least 12 months since their last sexual contact.
  • April
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    In 2016 the Norwegian Directorate of Health decided that from April 2017 MSMs and men who had sold themselves sexually would be accepted as blood donors, provided that there had been at least 12 months since their last sexual contact.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    In 2016 the Norwegian Directorate of Health decided that from April 2017 MSMs and men who had sold themselves sexually would be accepted as blood donors, provided that there had been at least 12 months since their last sexual contact.
  • March 30
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2017 introduced Civil Partnerships and modified the Marriage Ordinance 1996 to state that same-sex marriages are lawful and would be treated the same as marriage between a man and a woman.
  • March 6
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    1 to 9 years in prison and 10 to 30 whipping. Not enforced.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    As well as heavy social attitudes towards lgbt.
  • March 5
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    10 years to 16 years in prison. Not enforced. it is the next country that activists are working to get homosexuality Decriminalized. Decriminalization pending. Barbados held its first pride parade on July 24, 2018.
  • March 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In all of Finland.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Full adoption is now legal in Finland.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Finland voted to legalize full marriage for same-sex couples on November 28, 2014, but it went into effect on March 1, 2017. It was the last Nordic sovereign state to approve gay marriage.
  • February 25
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not outlawed.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized anywhere in Central Midwest.
  • February 24
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    The Partnership Act was adopted on April 21, 2016. This law confers the rights to subsistence and maintenance, jointly owned property, occupancy, inheritance, and partner healthcare. The rights to joint adoption and in vitro fertilisation were not granted.
  • February 22
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the Honduras Criminal Code.
  • February 10
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    In 2017 it became legal to change gender, with or without surgery.
  • January 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    LGBT couple can marry in Aguascalientes after gaining protection.
  • January 23
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Protection under section VII under sex discrimination covers sexual orientation and gender identity. As well protections for state employees only.
  • January 15
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Also applies to women who have had sex with a man who has ever had sex with another man.
  • January 7
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Legislative Decree #1323 states that crimes motivated by intolerance or discrimination including sexual orientation and gender identity will receive stronger penalizations.
  • January 1
    Censorship of LGBT issues becomes no censorship.
    No known legal barriers to LGBT freedom of expression.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
  • (date unknown)
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In 2017, Solomon Islands adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
  • Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In 2017, Lebanon adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Article 350(i) of the Penal Code (2017) establishes the aggravated punishment of imprisonment for ten to twenty years for rape committed because of the victim's sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Court decision pending.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Changing legal gender is a provincial matter. Since 2017, all provinces and territories now allow their residents to change their official gender marker without surgery.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    In 2017, Uruguay implemented a mental health law that covers the ban on conversion therapy.
  • January
    Same-sex adoption becomes second parent adoption only.
    In February of 2017, a lesbian woman successfully adopted her partner’s child. Since then, many other same-sex couples adopted their partners child. In 2020 a same-sex couple adopted a child. Theoretically, infertile couples may be able to jointly adopt non-biological but it is unclear if this applies to same-sex couples.
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Same sex marriage registered outside of Hong Kong is recognized for immigration purposes.
  • January 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Bill C-16 amended the Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    transgender people can change their name. sex change not legal.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    when Georgia lifted the ban.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in Government Positions. under Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance 1991 it is interpreted to include sexual orientation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    in 2017.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Article 26 of the criminal code just got removed
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
  • Conversion therapy becomes varies by region.
    On December 14, 2016, Pittsburgh became the first city in Pennsylvania to pass a bill that bans conversion therapy on minors. The law went into effect on January 1, 2017.
  • (date unknown)
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    According to ILGA, there are no laws concerning conversion therapy in Mauritius.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Section 50 of the Labour and Employment Relations Act (2017) prohibits discrimination at the workplace, including on the basis of sexual orientation as a protected attribute (under Section 50(2)(b)).
  • January 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    LGBT are Protected Here For housing and Employment.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the quebec charter of human rights.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    they just addmended the charter to include gender identity.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Nationwide.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Northwest Territories Act. as well under the admenment to the federal Criminal Code.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples. Legalization pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Under state law.
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes n/a.
    Homosexuality became illegal in Chad since 2017
  • January 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Under American Samoa territory law. legal under federal law.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same-sex adoption is legal as of 2017.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    just missing constitutional discrimination laws.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    LGB couples cannot adopt in Slovakia as of 2023. All single people regardless of sexual orientation can however
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Act. Protection for gender identity and expression.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under the Newfoundland and Labrador. Under Bill C-16. Protection for gender identity and expression.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    On November 24, 2015, the Vietnamese National Assembly voted overwhelmingly (282 from the 366 members of the National Assembly) in favour of legalizing the right to change an individual's legal gender. This law went into effect in 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Change of name and gender legal since 2007
  • December 28
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    In 2016, the UAE amended its federal medical liability law to permit sex reassignment surgery, but only in certain circumstances. The law specifies that these procedures should only be permitted for intersex individuals and not for purely psychiatric ones. The law also states that surgeons who operate on people who don't fit the requirements set forth by the same statute would be held criminally liable.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Adoption criteria in Myanmar only allows for married couples (same sex marriage is not recognised) or single people to adopt.
  • December 19
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The state Nuevo leon approves to promote and eliminate the discrimination.
  • December 15
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Civil Marriage Amendment Act 2016
  • December 9
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Law 4443/2016 offered protection against discrimination only in the work and employment sectors.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Law 4443/2016 includes housing on the list of services that discrimination is prohibited. Although not mentioned directly, the law, later on, explains what direct discrimination can be.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    In December 9, 2016 the Hellenic Parliament passed the law 4443/2016, which added as 'suspicious' criteria of discrimination "color", "ethnic origin", "pedigree", "chronic disease", "marital status", "social status", "gender identity" and "gender characteristics", while the term “genetic orientation”, which was used in law 3304/2005, was corrected to sexual orientation. The concept of multiple discrimination was also standardized
  • December 6
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Anyone who tries to "change, repress or eliminate a person's sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression" will be fined up to 10,000 euros or even jailed for up to a year.
  • November 3
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Connecticut has conversion therapy fully banned since a 2016 court decision.
  • November 2
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Banned as Hate Speech law but mostly not enforced. In 15 November 2022 Bullying children in schools is prohibited. Although the law does not specify any specifics, it is likely to include sexual orientation and identity.
  • October 31
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples. Legalization pending.
  • October 26
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    A new Penal Code was adopted in 2016, punishing "unnatural acts" with imprisonment of 6 months to 3 years and/or a fine of 500,000 to 1,000,000 Guinean francs.
  • October 16
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    According to PROMSEX, a leading local organisation, the lack of a specific law regulating the legal recognition of gender means that "transgender people seeking recognition of their social name and gender have to resort to a judicial process in civil proceedings". A process described as "cumbersome, long and often full of stereotypes (...) [which] contains more steps and longer deadlines, leading to a longer time for the resolution of the case". Generally, court proceedings for legal gender recognition require a person to undergo gender affirmative surgery and other pathologising requirements. In July 2020, the Third Transitory Constitutional Court of the Superior Court of Lima ordered in its Judgment No. 12 (2020) that the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (RENIEC) must develop a procedure to rectify the name, sex and image components of the ID documents of trans and intersex persons, through an administrative procedure without pathologising requirements. However, RENIEC appealed this judgment and the final resolution is still pending. In 2021, five years after it was originally submitted, the Parliamentary Commission for Women and Family of the Peruvian Congress provided its opinion on the Gender Identity Bill (Bill No. 790-2016) (2016). As of January 2023, the bill is still pending. Moroever, in September of 2021, local media reported that for the first time in Peruvian history, a civil court ruled in favour of a trans woman who requested to change her name and sex on her DNI without undergoing gender affirmation surgery. (ILGA)
  • October 13
    Same-sex marriage becomes varies by region.
    Antarctica has no permanent human population or government and applicable laws are mostly based on a person's nationality due to the Antarctic Treaty System. However, since 13 October 2016 same sex marriage has been legal and possible in the British Antarctic Territory.
  • October 11
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples. Legalization pending.
  • September 28
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • September 27
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Ambiguous, constitutional definitions very vague.
  • September 26
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    same-sex couple can adopt
  • September 16
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Following the amendment in the Queensland Criminal Code, the age of consent is now equal across all states and territories of Australia.
  • September 14
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under federal law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under federal law.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under federal law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under federal law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under federal law.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under federal law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under federal law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under federal law.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under federal law.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    In July 2016, the Bosnian Parliament adopted a bill amending Anti-Discrimination Law to explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    After the 2016 amendment to the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination, the LGBT population became protected on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the field of Housing, among other areas.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    After the 2016 amendment to the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination, the LGBT population became protected on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the field of Employment, among other areas.
  • September 10
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    According to the BBC.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    The law 259 allows same-sex adoption
  • September 7
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not banned in this state.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalize in the state.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized in this state.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Only in Milwaukee.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Unknown.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Just got vetoed by the current governor.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    in a few cities. an in one county. Not criminalized state wide.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Bill outlawing conversion therapy on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity just got signed by the governor.
  • September 6
    Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    illegal completely
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Not legal but unenforced.
  • September 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Adoption by same-sex couples legal since 1 September 2016 under the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Act 2015.
  • August 23
    Intersex infant surgery becomes not banned.
    In 2016, Circular No. 18 was replaced by Circular No. 7. This allowed for surgeries to be performed on intersex youth again.
  • August 11
    Censorship of LGBT issues becomes imprisonment as punishment.
    Section 34 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (2016) empowers the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to remove or block content if deemed necessary for the "glory of Islam, public order, decency, or morality." However, prior to this law, the government had already been censoring LGB-related content online and in the media. Punishment for spreading this type of content, looking at it, if you gain access to banned content, etc, is 3 or more months in jail.
  • August 10
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    under city discrimination protections only. protections under sexual orientation under Nebraska hate crime law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    under city housing discrimination protections. as well as under hate crime law. pending statewide.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full protection under hate crime law. Only full discrimination protections under city protections. only protection under state employment is sexual orientation.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    State employment discriminaiton protections for sexual orientation and gender idneitty and gender expression since June 13, 2018. some under city protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. under hate crime law for sexual orientation. complete protection under federal hate crime law.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The age of consent was equalized when the Supreme Court struck down the sodomy law and granted non-discrimination rights in the constituion under grounds of sexual orientation for LGBT individuals.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    On August 10th 2016, after 6 years of pending the Belizean Supreme Court ruled in favor of Caleb Orosco in the landmark Orozco v Attorney General case. The court struck down Section 53 of the Belize code which criminalized sodomy emphasizing the rights of privacy, equality and dignity which Belizeans possess, in the process also expanding the definiton of sex in the constitution to include sexual orientation. It was the last sodomy law in Central America to be struck down.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    there is local protections in the city of Atlanta and Macon-Bib county. under section VII under sex discrimination covers sexual orientation and gender identity. As well under section IX. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. gender identity discrimination protection under Glenn v. Brumby
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full state discrimination protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression since June 13, 2018.They have only city protections. as well as protection under federal and Louisiana hate crime law for sexual orientation. Also in Full city discrimination protection in two cities. Full Employment, Housing and Public accommodations state wide discrimination protections pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    under City discrimination protections.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Some counties and towns in WV have anti-discriminatory laws, but not the entire state.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    city discrimination protections in the city of Lamorie, Jackson.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only city discrimination protections in Omaha. As well sexual orientation and gender identity under Federal hate crime law. Sexual orientation under Nebraska Hate crime law. Full state discrimination protections pending statewide.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    in the city of Norman for sexual orientation discrimination protections. as well as the Oklahoma city and Tulsa. Full state employment discrimination protections pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    14 cities have sexual discrimination protections. 13 cities have gender identity discrimination protection. full protections under Missouri's hate crime law. State employment discrimination protections pending. Court decision pending. pending statewide.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only state protections for sexual orientation. Sexual orientation under state hate crime law. As well under sex discrimination under Section VII. Also under federal hate crime law for sexual orientation and gender identity. State discrimination protections state wide pending. Gender identity discrimination protection under Schwenk v. Hartford. Full employment discrimination protections pending.
  • August 8
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    Under Pennsylvania’s new policy, which is similar to the process for updating gender markers on US passports, proof of sex reassignment surgery is no longer a requirement in changing one’s gender on their birth certificate. Individuals with a Pennsylvania birth certificate can update the gender by having their physician submit a letter stating that they have had appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition. Information about specific treatment is not required, but it can include counseling related to gender identity or living in accordance with their gender identity.
  • August 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    On 25 November 2015, a law was proposed that would allow transgender people to change their legal name and sex. On 19 May 2016, the Chamber of Deputies passed the Gender Identity Law (Spanish: Ley de Identidad de Género). One day later, the Chamber of Senators passed the measure by simple majority votes. On 21 May 2016, the legislation was signed into law by Vice President Álvaro García Linera, and it took effect on 1 August 2016. In October 2016, the Bolivian Congress debated whether to repeal it. The law allows individuals over 18 to legally change their name, sex and photography on legal documents. A psychological test proving that the person knows and voluntarily assumes the change of identity is required, but sex reassignment surgery is not. The process is confidential and must be carried out before the Civil Registry Service. The processing of the new documentation will take 15 days. The change of name and sex will be reversible once, after which they cannot modify these data again.
  • July 31
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    it is one of the many states that have banned conversion therapy.
  • July 30
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Discrimination protection for state employees. as well complete city protections in 4 cities. As well in 1 county. Federal sex discrimination protection under section VII. Sexual orientation and gender identity under federal hate crime law.
  • July 25
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    BC Legislature passed a bill adding gender identity to protected class in the BC Human Rights Code
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    BC Legislature passed a bill to include gender identity in the protected class for BC Human Rights Code
  • July 24
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under the LGBT Adoption Laws Hawaii
  • July 23
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Some discrimination protection through sex discrimination protection.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under supreme court ruling.
  • July 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legalised by the Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2016.
  • July 15
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the new Brunswick human rights code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the New Brunswick Human Right Code
  • July 10
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Proposed in 2015, the indefinite deferral was replaced by a 1 year deferral in 2016.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Legalization pending.
  • July 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Under Norway rules.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Under Norway rules.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Surgery is no longer required as of July 1st, 2016.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On March 17, 2016, the Vermont Senate unanimously approved S.132.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    The US Army repealed the ban to serve for openly transgender individuals
  • June 22
    Same-sex adoption becomes second parent adoption only.
    On June 22, 2016 the Court of Cassation stated that same sex couples in a civil union should be able to adopt their partner’s child for the child’s best interest. Same-sex couples can also apply for foster care since no law prohibits it.
  • June 20
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Health Canada approved Canadian Blood Services’ proposal to reduce the blood donation ineligibility period for men who have sex with men from five years to one year.
  • June 17
    Right to change legal gender becomes varies by region.
    Many U.S. jurisdictions require gender-affirming surgery before the person's legal sex can be changed It is important to note that surgery is not universally required to change legal sex under federal law or in some states. However, a health professional's certification may be necessary. It is essential to consult the specific laws and guidelines of your state for accurate information on the legal requirements for changing gender markers and identity documents. There is no federal law on right to change gender, varies by region
  • June 16
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    Surgery is not required to legally change your gender in Sri Lanka, however expert testimony/diagnoses is required.
  • June 10
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    The Leadership Code Act 2016, which was passed in June 2016, states that a "leader" must not "discriminate between persons participating in or seeking to participate in Government on account of their age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, place of origin or political beliefs or opinions". The term "leader" includes the office of president, speaker and deputy speaker of parliament, cabinet minister, member of parliament, judicial officers, ambassadors, electoral commissioners, commissioner of police, chief justice, etc.
  • June 3
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    In May 2016, the parliament enacted the "Crimes Act 2016" which does not contain provisions criminalizing same-sex sexual activity
  • May 27
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
  • May 24
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Article 1 of the Protection Against Discrimination Act adopted on April 21, 2016, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in public and private spheres concerning all activities in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil and other fields.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Article 2 of the Protection against Discrimination Act from 2016 bans discrimination in Housing. Discrimination is prohibited on basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression among others.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Article 2 of the Protection against Discrimination Act from 2016 bans labour discrimination. Discrimination is prohibited on basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression among others.
  • May 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in Campeche on May 20,2016 after a vote of 34-1
  • May 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Approved by the Congress of the State of MichoacĂĄn, with 26 votes in favor, no opposition and 7 abstentions on May 18, 2016.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The parliament was expected to consider the measure within few months. The Attorney General Ronny Govinden ruled out a referendum on the issue. The bill was approved on 18 May 2016.
  • May 17
    Censorship of LGBT issues becomes state-enforced.
    The Law on the Protection of Children from Information Harmful to their Health and Development (2016) which came into effect in July 2017, prohibits the dissemination of information that “discredits the institution of family and marriage”. In 2020, the Ministry of Health endorsed a proposal to introduce administrative and criminal liability for the dissemination of information that "discredits the institution of family and marriage".
  • Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Age of consent is not equal, at 13 for heterosexuals and 21 for homosexuals.
  • May 14
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • May 12
    Conversion therapy becomes sexual orientation only.
    Under Nauru's Mentally Disordered Persons Act (2016), a person cannot be deemed mentally disordered for expressing or failing to express a sexual preference or orientation, which means that health professionals cannot practice conversion therapy.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage was legal in Sonora for 6 days before the governor announced to keep the policy before which was to get a court order.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in Jalisco on May 12,2016 after The Mexican Supreme Court legalized it in the state
  • May 11
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Italy's parliament has backed same-sex civil unions. MPs in the lower house voted 369-193 for the government, ensuring that the civil unions bill will become law. Civil unions gave gay couples all the rights and duties of marriage except joint adoption. Trentino Alto Adige will experience the same situation
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    civil unions with all the rights of marriage exept adoption
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    The law on same sex civil partnerships was adopted on May 11 2016. The law recognizes same-sex couples as a family and they became equal to married couples in everything except in the adoption of children. However a court can still allow second parent adoption.
  • May 9
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Condemned by the American Psychiatrical society under new policies passed in June 2018.
  • April 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    "The judges affirmed by a majority that marriage between people of the same sex does not violate the constitutional order," judge Maria Victoria Calle said.
  • April 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    from a ruling in the supreme Botswana Court. legalization rejected.
  • April 20
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • April 13
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since April 13th 2016, it is no longer necessary to have undergone surgeries to be able to change one's gender marker in PEI.
  • April 12
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since April 12th 2016, it is no longer required in Newfoundland and Labrador to undergo surgeries to change one's gender marker.
  • April 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    On April 1st, 2016, the Marriage Act came into effect after being unanimously voted in favor of the previous year.
  • March 31
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Federal Judge ruled that the ban on same sex couple adopting was unconstitutional
  • March 23
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    illegal under regional law
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    illegal under regional law
  • March 17
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Botswana Court of Appeal Denied Ban.
  • March 6
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Only sexual orientation
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Only sexual orientation
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    -
  • March
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes not legally recognized.
    French Law Applies.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes not legally recognized.
    French Law Applies.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes not legally recognized.
    French Law Applies.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes not legally recognized.
    Non-binary gender is not available. In 2023, the European Court of Human Rights decided in the judgment "Y. v. France" (2023) on the legal recognition of the gender of an intersex person. Specifically, on the case of a person who had been refused by French authorities the possibility to modify their gender marker to reflect the term "neutral" or "intersex". The ECHR rejected that such a decision was in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights, stating that, given the relevance of such a change to the otherwise binary French legal system, it was for the French state itself to reform its legislation beforehand. However, it acknowledged that future developments in Council of Europe member states could change its interpretation. A court ruled in August 2015 that an intersex plaintiff who was designated male at birth, could use the term “neutral gender” on personal official documents. This decision was overturned by a French appeals court.
  • March 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Now same sex adoption is possible for not only individuals but same sex couples.
  • February 25
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since February 25th 2016, the requirements for legally changing one's gender marker no longer includes surgeries in Saskatchewan.
  • February 24
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized anywhere in central Midwest.
  • February 16
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Individuals in Australian Capital Territory can request an X gender marker on their birth certificate.
  • February 9
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Conversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it. Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.
  • February 4
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2016, transgender persons are allowed to change their birth name and gender identity (instead of the sex assigned at birth) on legal documents.
  • February 1
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized in Georgia.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Revised Peru Criminal Code.
  • January 26
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage is legal in Jalisco.
  • January 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Russia has no protections for housing discrimination, President Putin has supported laws to censor Russian LGBTQ media and laws.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Homosexual activity is punishable by death in Mauritania, blood donations from MSM cannot be possible.
  • Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In Western Sahara, medical gender transitions are framed by a circular issued by the Ministry of Health in 2016. This circular allows transgender people to access medical treatments such as hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery, under certain conditions and after obtaining the advice of several specialists. The ICD-10 classification, containing codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, governs medical gender transitions in Western Sahara.
  • (date unknown)
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In 2016, Tajikistan adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
  • Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In 2016, Mongolia adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Some specific laws and decrees contemplate in their articles the prohibition of discrimination or protection based on sexual orientation or gender identity, such as: Decree 6973 regulating Law 577/2016 on "Comprehensive protection of women against all forms of violence", in its article 3 on "Protected persons" establishes that the protection of women in situations of violence without any kind of discrimination based on sexual orientation; Law 6149/2018 on Protection and Facilities for the Naturalization of Stateless Persons, in its article 9 on "Non-discrimination" establishes that: "The authorities will guarantee the free and full exercise of all the rights recognized in this law to the stateless person or applicant for recognition of such a condition that is subject to the jurisdiction of the country, without any discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity."; Law 6534/2020 on the Protection of Personal Credit Data, in its article 3(b) defines as sensitive personal data "Those that refer to the intimate sphere of its owner, or whose improper use may give rise to discrimination or entail a serious risk personal data that may reveal aspects such as <...> data related to health, life, preference or sexual orientation, <...>."
  • January
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    According to the advocacy organizations, the Family Equality Council and Equality Texas and the non-profit legal services provider Texas Legal Services Center, same-sex couples are able to adopt as a couple if they are legally married.
  • (date unknown)
    Censorship of LGBT issues becomes state-enforced.
    Section 264 of the Penal Code (2016) criminalises the public utterance of any “immoral speech” and the drawing of the public’s attention to any “occasion of immorality”. In light of the criminalisation of same-sex intimacy, a legal scholar has suggested that a publicly uttered speech advocating “unnatural sexual indulgence” would be considered “immoral”.
  • January
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    As well as requiring gender reassignment surgery, they must also be unmarried and not have children.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    As of Oct 2016.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Since 2016.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Equal age of consent since 2016.
  • January
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    All across Canada.
  • (date unknown)
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • January 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Full discrimination protections.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    As a Joint Adoption.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Joint adoption here.
  • (date unknown)
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • January
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • January 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Chilean Labor code.
  • (date unknown)
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • January 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    As part of Indonesia.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Article 2 of the Law on Labour Procedural Reform (Law No. 9,343) (2016) amended Article 404 of the Labour Code to include sexual orientation among prohibited grounds for discrimination in employment.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    just recently lifted the ban
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    No deferral.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    Since December 2016, new identity documents are issued before surgery is conducted. This followed an August 2016 ruling which ordered changes requested by two transgender people to their passports and all other documents without requiring them to undergo surgery. Transgender individuals who are married or have an underage child can also apply for transition. Previously, all applicants needed permission from a special commission of the Ministry of Healthcare, had to spend 30 days in a psychiatric hospital (usually placed in the same wards with patients considered "mentally ill"), and needed to be "diagnosed with transsexuality"; this is no longer required.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Article 283(1)(6) of the Penal Code (1987), as amended by Law No. 14 (2016), bans acts of discrimination based on sexual orientation in in the provision of goods and services. Article 283 criminalises public incitement to hatred or discrimination based on sexual orientation.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (limited rights).
    A civil partnership law was passed and took effect on January 1, 2016, however the laws for the implementation of civil unions were never passed, leaving same sex couples with limited rights.
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Same-sex marriage is not legal in the Central African Republic.
  • December 24
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    On December 23rd, 2015, the Hellenic Parliament voted with 193 votes (56 against and 51 abstentions), on the law on extending the cohabitation agreement (civil unions) to same-sex couples.
  • December 23
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    A bill for the legalization of same-sex marriages was approved by the state Congress on 17 December in a 26–1 vote with 1 abstention. The law was published in the official state journal on 22 December and took effect the following day.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    In Greece, homosexuality was a criminal offence up until 1951. "Incest against nature" (between men) was punished under Article 347 of the Penal Code. This article was abolished with an amendment that was voted on December 23, 2015
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The Civil Union act also equalized the age of consent at 15
  • December 22
    Intersex infant surgery becomes full ban.
    From December 22nd, 2015, until August 23rd, 2016, an intersex child’s gender could not be forcibly changed until they could decide for themselves about their own bodies.
  • December 21
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one-year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one-year deferral guidance.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    FDA issued a new directive allowing for blood donation after a 1 year deferral.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    After a series of recommendations, the FDA has moved to a 12 months deferral.
  • December 17
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • December 9
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    In five cities. it is banned federally under the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act which was signed by Obama. Conversion therapy ban pending state wide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    On 26 November 2015, a civil union bill was passed by the House of Representatives with 39 in favour, 12 against and 3 abstentions. The law was published on 9 December 2015, and took effect that same day.
  • December 7
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    “Gender identity and gender expression” were added by Bill 7, the Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act which received royal assent in 2015.
  • December 3
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Ireland has removed their religious exceptions for anti-gay discrimination, making it completely illegal now.
  • November 23
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    According to the Constitution, any kind of discrimination is illegal, even though neither sexuality nor gender identity is included explicitly. The official list of mental illnesses of the Republic of Kazakhstan does not include either sexuality or gender identity. And therefore, since a person does not have any reason to be considered incompetent, they have the right to be employed (Article 24 of the Constitution) The Health Code of Kazakhstan does not recognize any sexual orientation to be a mental disorder either, while the Labor Code bans any discrimination (Article 5) when it comes to employment, retirement, wage distribution, etc. Transgender people are guaranteed the same rights under the Health Code. While a person's gender is included explicitly, sexuality isn't, however it falls under the "other circumstances" category, as a person is competent to be employed
  • November 16
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015 (bill no.5 of 2015)
  • November 13
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Unrecognized
  • November 12
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    like in Poland, Protections in Ukraine are unfortunatley highly limited
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    LGBT discrimination is prohibited at the employment level
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Ukraine parliament voted to change the country's labor code to include protection against employment discrimination regardless of "race, colour, political, religious and other beliefs, sex gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic, social and foreign origin, age, health, disability, or suspected presence of HIV/AIDS, family and property status, family responsibilities, place of residence, or participation in a strike."
  • November 4
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Previously couples could only adopt a child if it was from one of the partners, but the same-sex adoption law allows homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.
  • October 28
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    The deferral for gay men donating blood after having sex was changed from an infinite deferral to a 12 month deferral in 2015.
  • October 23
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Same-sex activity, along with adultery, is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 8 years in prison. Sharia law is enforced.
  • October 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Since 2015, same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples have the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples, within a civil union - except for adoption rights and the title of marriage.
  • October 15
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Legally nationwide.
  • October 8
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    The Indonesian police authorities ruled an order since 2015 that it would process any hate speech related to sexual orientation or gender.
  • October 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Before October 1st, a proof of surgery was required. With Bill n°35 : An Act to amend the Civil Code as regards civil status, successions and the publication of rights, it's not required anymore. ''SECTION IV CHANGE OF DESIGNATION OF SEX 71. Every person whose sexual identity does not correspond to the designation of sex that appears in that person's act of birth may, if the conditions prescribed by this Code and by government regulation have been met, have that designation and, if necessary, the person's given names changed. These changes may in no case be made dependent on the requirement to have undergone any medical treatment or surgical operation whatsoever.'' (Civil Code of Québec) To qualify to change the sex designation appearing on your act of birth, you must: - be 18 years of age or over; - hold Canadian citizenship; - be domiciled in Québec for at least one year. If you were born in Québec but live elsewhere, you may also qualify to change your sex designation if you show that such an amendment is not possible in the province or country in which you are domiciled. If you qualify to apply, you must complete the Application to Change the Sex Designation Appearing on an Act of Birth form and provide the documents indicated on the form. In particular, you must provide an affidavit in which you affirm: - that the designation of sex requested is the designation that best corresponds your sexual identity; - that you assume that sexual identity and intend to continue doing so; - that you understand the seriousness of the undertaking; - that your undertaking is voluntary and your consent is given in a free and enlightened manner. You must also include: - the affidavit of a person of full age who attests to having known you for at least one year and who confirms that you are fully aware of the seriousness of your application; - if you have already obtained a change of the designation of sex that appears in your act of birth, you must also include a letter from a physician, a psychologist, a psychiatrist or a sexologist authorized to practice in Canada or in the State in which you are domiciled, who declares having evaluated or followed you and is of the opinion that the change of the designation is appropriate having regard to the affidavit you made in support of your initial application. (Directeur de l'état civil Québec, change of sex designation)
  • September 24
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Surgeries are no longer required to change one's gender marker in Nova Scotia since September 24th 2015.
  • September 20
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Section 18(3) of the Constitution of Nepal (2015) explains that the State shall not discriminate against, inter alia, “sexual minorities”.
  • September 16
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Under federal regulation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Under federal regulation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In 2015, the ban on blood donations by MSMs was lifted.
  • September 9
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Gender Equality Act B.E. 2558 was passed on March 13th, 2015, and came into effect on September 9th, 2015. The act bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • September 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Discrimination (Sex and Related Characteristics) (Jersey) Regulations 2015 provide protections against employment discrimination for all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    In June of 2015, Jersey passed an anti-discrimination law that protects people on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and pregnancy and maternity. The law went into effect on September 1st, 2015.
  • August 20
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes intersex only.
    A court in Tours ruled in favour of an intersex plaintiff who sought to have a third gender option recognised on official identification documents.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    The Governor signed into law banning conversation therapy for youth. THe law will go into effect on January 1st, 2016.
  • August 15
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
  • July 23
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    In Trentino Alto Adige, Italy, it is possible for trans individuals to legally change their gender on their official documents. In fact, Trentino Alto Adige is one of the most progressive regions in Italy when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, and it was the first region in the country to recognize same-sex civil unions in 2016. Trans individuals in Trentino Alto Adige can change their gender on official documents by submitting an application to the court in the place where they live. The application must include a medical certificate stating that the individual has undergone gender reassignment surgery, as well as an expert medical opinion stating that the individual has a stable and long-term gender identity that corresponds to the gender they are seeking to change their documentation to. The court will then make a decision on the application, and if the application is approved, the individual will be able to change their gender on their official documents. It's worth noting, however, that not all Italian regions have such progressive legislation regarding gender identity, and it can be more difficult for trans individuals to change their gender on official documents in other parts of the country.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    A Supreme Court decision overruled the surgery requirement to change one's legal gender. On 15 February 2023, a Court in Trento ruled transgender minors could have their legal gender changed on documents as long as their parents consent and a psychologist has been consulted on the matter.
  • July 19
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The government of Jersey’s social security department now recognises the Mx. title for correspondence. Passports are restricted to binary gender and so are birth certificates.
  • July 16
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that “[A]llegations of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation necessarily state a claim of discrimination on the basis of sex”, and are barred by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This ruling applies at both the state and federal level. Furthermore, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled on April 20, 2012 that an employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person’s gender identity is violating the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • July 15
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    For adults over 18, individuals can change their legal gender without a surgery. However, for individuals between the age of 16-18, there is a "route to recognition"
  • July 13
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Puerto Rico legalized same-sex marriage after the US Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015. The ruling legalized same-sex marriage across the contigous United States and trickled down onto it's subsequent territories. Shortly after the ruling, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the governor of Puerto Rico, signed an executive order requiring government agencies to be compliant with the ruling. Same-sex couples could finally begin accessing marriage on July 13, 2015.
  • July 11
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Housing discrimination has been illegal for both sexual orientation and gender identity since the adoption of the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination from 2015 (Article 2).
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Employment discrimination has been illegal for both sexual orientation and gender identity since the adoption of the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination from 2015 (Article 2).
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    On May 28, 2015, Parliament of Kosovo passed new Law on Prohibition of Discrimination, which prohibits, among other categories, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in all areas.
  • July 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in the Mexican state of Guerrero on July 10,2015.
  • July 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Hawaii as of July 2015 started amending birth certificates with a licensed physician's approval, 5 years later Hawaii approved HB1165 to amend driver's licenses without proof of medical documentation. The birth certificate statue has not been amended since it's approval.
  • June 30
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Although not explicitly mentioned in the penal code, the justice minister clarified that homosexuality is not an offence in Mozembique. New penal code explicitly removed "crimes against nature", leaving no ground whatsoever for homosexuality to be illegal. It is expected to go into effect June 29th, 2015.
  • June 26
    LGBT discrimination becomes varies by region.
    Obergefell v. Hodges, 2015 court case allows same-sex marriages. This also protects LGBTQ discrimination. Bostock v. Clayton County, GA protects LGBTQ employees. Tennessee has laws for LGBTQ discrimination, thus being varies by region even though its federally protected
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    There are no laws prohibiting Ohio same-sex adoption. Both single LGBT individuals and gay and lesbian couples are permitted to petition to adopt in the state of Ohio. Prior to the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage in 2015, only single LGBT individuals could adopt. However, since then, same-sex couples are permitted to adopt in Ohio.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Every state has had same sex marriage legal since 2015.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In a ruling by the US Supreme Court, all 50 states must now issue marriage licenses for same sex couples and recognize same-sex marriages performed in any state.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    After a 5-4 vote in Supreme Court attempts by conservative states to ban same-sex marriage were overturned making it legal across the USA.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The supreme court found that same-sex marriage is fundamental right, making it legal in all US states. The ruling states that "the right to marry is protected by the Constitution ... This analysis compels the conclusion that same-sex couples may exercise the right to marry"
  • June 12
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legalized in 2015.
  • June 11
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    In 2015, the National Labor Court declared that employees can't be discriminated against based on their gender identity.
  • June 4
    Conversion therapy becomes varies by region.
    Ontario became the first province in 2015 to ban conversion therapy. It only became banned federally in 2022.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    In response to two rulings of the Constitutional Court in 2015, the Colombian Government issued a decree on 4 June 2015 to simplify the process by which adults over 18 can legally change their gender. The decree, signed by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of the Interior, says the gender change is justified by a person's individual choice; it eliminates the requirement for psychiatric or physical examinations.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On June 4, Ontario unanimously passed a Bill 77 "Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act" banning "any practice that seeks to change or direct the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years of age, including efforts to change or direct the patient's behavior or gender expression."
  • June 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • May 27
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Greenland parliament unanimously approves same sex marriage
  • May 22
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    First province to ban it.
  • May 19
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Conversion therapy is banned for Minors. Technically conversion therapy is not banned for adults though close to all professional guidelines prohibits it.
  • May 17
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    In addition to the existing HIV/AIDS law, public workers are now also protected. Within federal agencies, same sex partnerships are also required to be recognized as a family when requesting time off for spousal medical emergencies.
  • May 15
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    After suggestions from the British government and approval by local council, same sex marriage is now legal.
  • May 12
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • May 10
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Legal, but requires surgery and sterilization.
  • April 14
    Intersex infant surgery becomes full ban.
    The Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act prohibits medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex minors.
  • April 4
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    As Same Sex Marriage is now fully legal, same sex couples can adopt children. One month before it became legal, same sex couples can also adopt children.
  • April 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Legalization pending. Required by 2018 IACHR Ruling.
  • March 30
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    In 2015, Articles 175(a) and 176 of the Criminal Code (1911) were amended by S.B. 2015 No. 44 to criminalise discrimination and incitement to hatred based on sexual orientation per Article 175, which includes the list of prohibited grounds.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Articles 176b, 176c and 500a of the Criminal Code bans discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment.
  • March 26
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Only people born as intersex could change their ID from male to female or female to male following surgery certified by a medical doctor.
  • March 13
    Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Only banned in few cities. State conversion therapy ban pending.
  • March 12
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Discrimination on grounds of housing and employment is prohibited for both sexual orientations and gender identities
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Anti discrimination bill in housing and employment for sexual orientations and gender identities passes and becomes law
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    LGBT Anti discrimination bill in housing and employment passes and becomes law
  • March 10
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    In Bill 10, a bill ensuring the right of students to form gay-straight alliances in Alberta schools, amendments were added before it was passed adding protection of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the Alberta Bill of Rights. Bill 10 goes into effect on June 1, 2015. The Alberta Human Rights Act has not yet been explicitly modified to include gender identity and gender expression, though they continue to be read in implicitly by the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
  • March 2
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    March ended the long legal fight to same sex adoption with same sex couples now allowed to become foster parents, completely equalizing their rights to adopt
  • March 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same sex couples adoptions are legal nationwide in Brazil since March 2015 by Supreme Federal Court recognition.
  • March
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    The Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act removed the need for trans people in Malta to undergo surgery, sterilization and obtain a diagnosis of mental illness in order to legally change their gender.
  • March 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    Some courts have recognized foreign joint adoption. Some receptions are also made for step-children. Gay adoption legalizing pending.
  • March
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same sex couples adoptions are legal nationwide in Brazil since March 2015 by Supreme Federal Court recognition.
  • February 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Proof of surgery is no longer required to change one's gender on official documents
  • January 26
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the revision of Thailand Criminal Code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Thailand Criminal Code.
  • January 16
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Gender identity is now an explicit protected ground in the labour code.
  • January 14
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same sex couples can have the same right to adopt as different-sex couples
  • January 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the category "gender and sexual minorities"
  • Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In Namibia, medical transitions between the sexes are legal.
  • (date unknown)
    Gender-affirming care becomes restricted.
    In 2015, Angola legalized sterilization, which de facto meant legalizing sex reassignment surgery, however, medical records regarding transsexualism had to be obtained abroad.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    illegal since 2015
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    discrimination illegal since 2015
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    According to ILGA, Section 78 of the Civil Registry Act (2015) does not allow alterations of details entered in the registration of records by the Civil Registrar. However, Section 87 permits changes, including "change of name" where there is a change of facts which alter the legal identity or status of the person. A change of sex marker may also be possible under Section 87.
  • January 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    After same-sex marriage was legalized, same-sex adoption was also legalized on the same terms as adoption for heterosexual couples.
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same-sex couples can legally adopt kids with same rights as opposite-sex couples
  • January 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Full discrimination protections since 2015.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unregistered cohabitation.
    Required to be legalized under EU ruling. Under EU Law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Single adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption are legal in North Dakota.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy is not banned at a state level, however, on August 3, 2021, the city of Charlestown banned conversion therapy.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • (date unknown)
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    2015 FDA Guidance
  • January 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under article 107 2 b
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only in employment.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Section 2.4 (b)(iii) of Liberia’s Decent Work Act (2015) entitles all who seek to work in Liberia to do so regardless of “sex, gender identity or sexual orientation”.
  • January 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under state and federal law. Single adoption and adoption by couples are permitted. Second parent adoption is also allowed, but only for married couples.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under HUD ruling 2009. Full local protections since 2015.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Protections in housing only available for sexual orientation and not gender identity.
  • January 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the Guam Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under Guam Lawmakers
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Under Guam Lawmakers.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Under national marriage law.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Luxembourg since 2015, making it the last Benelux country to recognise marriage equality.
  • December 25
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Legal since December 25th 2014
  • December 23
    Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    a civil union bill that will allow gay couples to adopt is being discussed in the Parliament tomorrow
  • December 22
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On December 22, 2014, the Conversion Therapy for Minors Prohibition Amendment Act was signed into law, banning conversion therapy on minors. Washington, D.C. was the third U.S. region to ban conversion therapy, in addition to California and New Jersey.
  • December 16
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    MSPs voted by 105 to 18 in favour of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. Establishes belief ceremonies, such as humanist ceremonies as a "third form of marriage", alongside religious and civil events. Allowing transgender people to stay married, rather than having to get divorced, when obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate. Amended guidance on the teaching of the issue in schools. The first same-sex marriages were allowed to take place December 16, 2014.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only under city discrimination protections. Pending state wide.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only under city discrimination protections. Pending in some counties.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City protections in Lamorie, Jackson. As well sexual orientation and gender identity under the federal hate crime law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    Florida has no known protections for LGBTQ people looking for housing or people who have housing. As of 2020, there was a bill that was in motion for LGBTQ people for housing but it died in the Civil Justice Subcommittee.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Under federal law VII and city discrimination protections. As well as sexual orientation employment discrimination protection under state law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    MSPs voted by 105 to 18 in favour of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. Establishes belief ceremonies, such as humanist ceremonies as a "third form of marriage", alongside religious and civil events. Allowing transgender people to stay married, rather than having to get divorced, when obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate. Amended guidance on the teaching of the issue in schools. The first same-sex marriages were allowed to take place December 16, 2014.
  • December 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in the city of Norman.
  • November 23
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    In 2007, senators Carlos Filizzola and Miguel Abdón Saguier presented the “Bill Against All Forms of Discrimination”, which presents sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories. In November 2014, after 7 years of being presented, the Senate rejected and definitively archived the project, with 21 votes against, 17 in favor, one abstention and six absences.
  • November 20
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    No restrictions since Nov 20, 2014. Guidelines about the method of collecting medical documentation and determining conditions and assumptions for sex change or life in another gender identity from 2014, Article 2 (2): "No person shall be forced to undergo medical procedures, including surgical sex adjustment, sterilization or hormone therapy, as a condition for recognition of a change of sex or life in another gender identity."
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Supreme Court allowed same sex marriage to commence
  • November 19
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same sex marriage is currently allowed in 2 counties. The state is expected to increase this as the ban is challenged county by county
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    A supreme court judge struck down the same-sex marriage ban, allow same sex couples to marry
  • November 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    After various referendums that asked the Finnish public on gay marriage, they finally cleared the last referendum in the 22nd of February, and gay marriage was finally allowed since this date.
  • October 21
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    County clerks began issuing marriage license to same sex couples.
  • October 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same sex marriage commenced when the Supreme Court denied Alaska's request for an emergency stay.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Arizona became legal when the state attorney announced that he will not appeal the decision made by federal court.
  • October 16
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Homosexuality is legal
  • October 15
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    On October 15, 2014, same-sex marriage became legal in Idaho.
  • October 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Case determined denial of rights was unconstitutional.
  • October 9
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The Supreme Court decision to not consider the appeal made same sex marriage legal in West Virginia
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    After the Supreme Court's decision to not consider the appeal, same sex marriage ban was lifted on October 9th.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Sevcik v. Sandoval that Nevada laws violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment after the US Supreme Court declined to take up other cases related to anti-marriage laws and amendments.
  • October 8
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    The government of Sri Lanka claimed to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on 7–8 October 2014 that they think sexual minorities should be protected under existing generic anti-discrimination laws provided in the Constitution.[22] The government of Sri Lanka stated that such protections were "'implicit'" in the Sri Lankan constitution and that the government has not written a law giving 'explicit' rights yet".
  • October 6
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same sex marriage is now legal, allowing same sex couples to adopt children
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same sex marriage became legal, effectively overturning the same sex couple adoption
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same sex marriage in Wisconsin returned when the Supreme Court decision came through.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Supreme Court dismisses the appeal, making same-sex marriage legal.
  • September 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in Coahuila on September 17, 2014.
  • September 12
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The Danish government allows the 'X' gender marker in passports.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    The Danish government has removed any medical requirements for changing one's gender legally.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The Danish government allows the 'X' gender marker in passports.
  • September 10
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).
    In 2014 the Criminal Code was updated to allow sentences of up life imprisonment for "aggrevated homosexuality".
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Many instances of discriminations against LGBT individuals are illegal. The only case where discrimination is not illegal is if it is done by public domain (of which the church is one.)
  • September 8
    Same-sex adoption becomes second parent adoption only.
    Only singles can adopt
  • September 5
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Denmark's historic new law allows citizens to self-determine their own gender identity without any requirements for medical or psychiatric intervention.
  • September 2
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    became legal in this state on that day.
  • August 5
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    The Law on Life Partnerships of Persons of the Same Sex was adopted on July 15, 2014. Same-sex couples became equal to married couples in everything except the adoption of children. However, the law allows custody of the partner's child in some situations. The adoption of the law was preceded by the Constitutional Referendum on the definition of marriage held on December 1, 2013. The citizens declared that they were in favor of including a provision in the Constitution according to which marriage is the life union of a man and a woman.
  • August 1
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    Previous bill was struck down due to a technicality rendering it unconstitutional. However, homosexual conduct is still explicitly illegal and is punishable by imprisonment.
  • July 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The ban on same sex marriage was struck down by a 2-1 vote on July 23rd, 2014. However, due to the appeal process, the first marriages were not conducted until October 7th.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The law was passed on July 18th. However, due to some complications with the state challenging the decision, the first marriage was only conducted from October 6th 2014 when the Supreme Court decided not to discuss the disputes.
  • July 16
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Hate speech based on sexual orientation was included in the decisions of the Constitutional Court for the first time. The Constitutional Court stated that calling homosexuals "deviants" or "perverts" constitutes hate speech.
  • July 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    they have a Constuitional ban on all discrimination
  • Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same-sex marriage celebrated via judicial proceedings / court order.
  • June 26
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only sexual orientation
  • June 20
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only sexual orientation
  • June 3
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    as being a part of the uk
  • June 2
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Civil unions since June 2nd 2014, but stable unions since 2005
  • June 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Constitution of Malta bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity since 2014. Malta's hate crime laws include both gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • May 21
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    -
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    .
  • May 20
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Newer law has been passed. As of 20/05/2014 South African National Blood Service (SANBS) will accept donations from anyone as long as they have been in a monogamous relationship for the prior six months, or celibate - regardless of sexual orientation. Donors will be asked about sexual history rather than sexual orientation. Six month deferral instead applies to everyone with new sexual partners.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    "U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III, a federal judge appointed by President George W. Bush, ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down Pennsylvania's ban on marriage for same-sex couple[s]."
  • May 19
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Individuals and couples may adopt though single parent or joint-adoption. Second parent adoption has been approved in lower courts.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2014, Oregon legalized same-sex marriage.
  • May 12
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Before May 3, 2021, Finland had a one year deferral period.
  • April 29
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Now, surgery is not required to change an individual's stated gender on their birth certificate.
  • April 23
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Application requires a letter from a psychiatrist, a commissioned for oaths letter from the applicant, and $20. The Vital Statistics Act's surgical requirement was defeated in court.
  • April 15
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    India's Supreme Court has ruled to recognize a third gender commonly known as hijra. Indian passports display this with the descriptor "O" (other), with other identification documents also availble with "T" (transgender) and "TG" (third gender).
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Malta President Marie-Louise Colerio Preca signed a civil unions bill into law on April 15, 2014. The Labor Party ruled in favor of the bill at 37 to 0, while 30 abstained. According to a Eurostat poll, 80% of Maltese were said to oppose the law's provisions.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same-sex adoption became legal in Malta along with civil unions on April 15, 2014.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    The Supreme Court of India recognized a third gender that individuals, including transgender persons can choose to identify themselves in official documents without surgery. This ruling does not however allow people to change their gender to male or female.
  • April 14
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Also have a non-binary option for documents.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Surgery not required since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Surgery not required since 2017. it is preformed in India.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2017.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since 2014
  • April 7
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    it was introduced in 2014. Not clear.
  • March 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Civil Partnership Act 2014
  • March 6
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSMs are allowed to donate blood following the same criteria as any other donor.
  • March
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage is Legal in London, The UK.
  • February 26
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Despite the supreme court ruling, the constitutional ban of same sex marriage in Texas is still valid.
  • February 24
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).
    Under this bill, "aggravated homosexuality" is punishable by imprisonment for life. Includes provisions which make it illegal to aid homosexuality, touch with the intent of homosexuality, and promote homosexuality. Allows extradition for homosexuality-related offenses. Earlier referred to internationally as the "Kill the Gays" bill when first proposed on October 13, 2009, life imprisonment was substituted for the death penalty following international pressure. Prior to this bill, homosexuality was illegal under Section 145 of the penal code, punishable by up to life imprisonment.
  • February 14
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same-sex marriage celebrated via judicial proceedings / court order.
  • January 23
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring, announces he will not defend ban on same-sex marriage as it violates equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. Federal judge currently hearing arguments in court.
  • January 11
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    In Virginia public-sector jobs, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity are made illegal by executive order. There are no state protections for private sector employees, and the attorney general has released an opinion stating that localities that have instituted protective policies are outside of their legislative powers.
  • January 7
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    The Nigerian legislature unanimously approved the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act 2013, which explicitly criminalises same-sex unions.
  • January 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    US Supreme Court puts Utah gay marriage on hold, pending an appeal from the state.
  • January 5
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    government there just started cracking down.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    The stay on same-sex marriage ban is officially set to expire on January 5th 2015, allowing same sex couples to marry from this date forward.
  • January 2
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Changing gender in Bahrain is very limited.
  • January 1
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal, but restricted for minors.
    In Jersey, gender affirming surgery is performed off-island. If the individual decides to have the surgery through public funding, they must do it through an NHS transgender clinic in the UK, which has recently banned gender affirming treatment for children. Alternately they can choose to do the surgery privately and they can do this in any country.
  • Gender-affirming care becomes legal, but restricted for minors.
    The states of Guernsey will provide funding for off-island gender affirming care if they have a gender affirming certificate. Because this treatment is provided off-island, islanders are subject to UK law. Islanders are free to also have privately funded gender affirming care. Whilst Puberty Blockers are not outright banned, the states of Guernsey will not fund for minors to receive them so they would have to fund for them privately.
  • (date unknown)
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In 2014, Greece adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
  • January 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Law no. 89/2012 Sb § 800 allows individuals to adopt children.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Missing Gender Identity Hate Crime Law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Missing Gender Identity Hate crime Law.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    In all areas since 2014.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    All areas.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under hate crime laws, in good and services and Under indiscriminant discrimination and hate speech.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • (date unknown)
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion Theraphy is partially banned in the Occupied West Bank for Israeli Citizens but in the Gaza Strip and the areas of West Bank under the Palestinian Authorities there is no ban towards conversion theraphy for LGBT people.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Protection for Sexual orientation province wide and gender identity and expression under bill C-16. Gender identity protection added to the provincial protections in 2014
  • January 1
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age of Consent.
  • Equal age of consent becomes female equal, male n/a.
    Set age of 16 years for same sexual activity between women and for heterosexual sexual activity. However male same sexual activity is illegal
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Sexual orientation only in Northern Cyprus.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    After a review, the 5 years deferral was reduced to 12 months deferral.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    The Supreme Court of Justice ruled against the surgical requirement in the case "Ronit Liran-Shaked v. Ministry of Interior" (2014). A new policy was adopted to create an additional committee of psychology and medical professionals to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to allow the alteration of gender markers without surgery. A special psychological, medical and psychiatric committee decides for each application whether legal gender recognition can be authorised. According to ILGA, it is not clear what specific rules or procedures these committees adopt.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    Even though the Yemeni Law says that only married Muslim man can be punished with the death penalty if the man is caught having a homosexual activity. Executions can occur in the country in the time during the Yemeni civil war by vigilante Islamist groups and controls. Women are punished up to three years of imprisonment; where the offense has been committed under duress, the punishment is up to seven years detention.
  • December 21
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the election reform law.
  • December 19
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    State's highest court rules gay marriage ban unconstitutional
  • December 18
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of not requiring surgery to change one's gender on official documents. It is still required to get a medical diagnosis, however.
  • December 11
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    There are currently several same-sex marriage petitions pending with the courts. On 12 June 2020, the Uttarakhand High Court acknowledged that while same-sex marriage may not be legal, cohabitation and "live-in relationships" are protected by the law.
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    In the Supreme Court case of Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation, a two-judge Division Bench overturned the Delhi High Court's decision in Naz Foundation v. Govt. of NCT of Delhi, upholding the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalized same-sex sexual intercourse and carried a penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • December 2
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Gay couples tie the knot in Hawaii as same-sex marriage law kicks in
  • December 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • November 27
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    .
  • November 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, Illinois legalized same-sex marriage.
  • November 15
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Legally married same sex couples from outside the state can file joint tax returns, analogous with the state recognizing their union. The actual state of marriage is still currently in question.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same-sex marriage celebrated via judicial proceedings / court order.
  • November 12
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Vietnamese government said that they are trying to get a bill passed. Gay marriage pending and Gay Union pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Proposition 110 still states that same sex union is not legal. However, it removed all penalty involved with marriage ceremony or attempts to register, effectively de-criminalizing the act.
  • November 11
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Changes in the sex on legal documents are only allowed for Hijras, Intersex, and Third Gender citizens
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    The Bangladeshi government has acknowledged a third gender (hijra), and is allowed to be legally registered as a gender.
  • October 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Passed in ACT only but overturned by the High Court
  • October 10
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Until 2013 discrimination was only illegal in the workplace. In 2013, the Cypriot Penal Code has been amended to make violence against LGBT people an aggravating factor in sentencing. Article 99 of the code, entitled "Incitment to violence or hatred due to sexual orientation or gender identity", provides for imprisonment not exceeding three years or to a fine not exceeding 5,000 euros for any person who "intentionally, publicly or in manner which is threatening or insulting or offensive in nature, urges or incites, orally or in writing, violence or hatred against a group, person, or a member of a group of persons on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity".
  • September 27
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, New Jersey legalized same-sex marriage.
  • September 19
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Hate speech banned. Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2013.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Not all clinics/hospitals follow this law.
  • September 13
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the anti-discrimination law. also the 2013 admentment.
  • September 6
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    On September 6th, 2013, the Constitution of Fiji (2013) was signed into law by the president at the time, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau. In section 26 (3) (a), discrimination towards someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity (among other grounds) is illegal.
  • August 19
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    legal for same sex couples
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Law was changed upon the passing of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act in 2013, which included the amendment under section 5 clarifying the meaning of marriage to "the union of 2 people, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity". New Zealand was the fifteenth country in the world, and the first in Oceania, to enact marriage equality.
  • August 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same-sex marriage celebrated via judicial proceedings / court order.
  • August 5
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage became legal in Uruguay after the passing of the Equal Marriage Act. Uruguay became the fourteenth country in the world to legalise gay marriage, and the third South American country to do so after Argentina and Brazil.
  • August
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Conversion therapy was banned by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor in August of 2013. It was contested in court and the ban was upheld by the courts.
  • August 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, Rhode Island legalized same-sex marriage.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law overturning a previous law which banned marriage between anyone other than one man and one woman.
  • July 31
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    .
  • July 29
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    LGBT people have no protection from discrimination.
  • July 22
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • July 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legal and recognised in Liverpool
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, Parliament passed the Marriage Act that introduced same sex marriage for couples in England this extended to salford
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, Parliament passed the Marriage Act that introduced same sex marriage for couples in England. This extends to Manchester.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, Parliament passed the Marriage Act that introduced same sex marriage for couples in England.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legal from March 13th 2014
  • July 4
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Bermudas anti discrimination law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Bermuda's anti discrimination law.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Human Rights bill is amended to include protection clauses for sexual orientation (but not gender identity explicitly)
  • July 3
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • July 2
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Adoption is being regulated by the Civil Procedure Code of Russia (Chapter 29); Family Code of Russia (Chapter 19); Federal Law On Acts of Civil Status (Chapter V). None of these documents contain any direct restriction or ban for homosexual people to ado
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Adoption is being regulated by the Civil Procedure Code of Russia (Chapter 29); Family Code of Russia (Chapter 19); Federal Law On Acts of Civil Status (Chapter V). None of these documents contain any direct restriction or ban for homosexual people to adopt.
  • July 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Cook Island Criminal Code.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    only in employment.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    one of the conditions for entering the pacific agreement. Section 55(e) of the Employment Relations Act 2012
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, Delaware legalized same-sex marriage.
  • June 28
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    as being a territory of Australia.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    as being a territory of Australia.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act 2013
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2013, California legalized same-sex marriage permanently; rendering Proposition 8 unenforceable.
  • June 26
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In Croatia, there is no regulation that would prohibit LGBT persons from participating in the Armed Forces. Article 12 (3) of the Law on Service in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia, adopted on June 14, 2013, prohibits discrimination in the army on several grounds, one of which is sexual orientation.
  • June 11
    Censorship of LGBT issues becomes fine as punishment.
    In 2013, Russia introduced a law known as "for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values" (known worldwide as the "gay propaganda law") which prohibits the promotion of homosexual topics. According to the Russian government, this law is aimed to "protect" children from being exposed to homosexuality, since it goes against "traditional family values." Foreigners who break this law can be arrested and detained for up to 15 days (or fined up to 5,000 rubles) and then deported.
  • Censorship of LGBT issues becomes fine as punishment.
    In 2013, Russia introduced a law known as "for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values" (known worldwide as the "gay propaganda law") which prohibits the promotion of homosexual topics. According to the Russian government, this law is aimed to "protect" children from being exposed to homosexuality, since it goes against "traditional family values." Foreigners who break this law can be arrested and detained for up to 15 days (or fined up to 5,000 rubles) and then deported.
  • June 10
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    This state explicitly bans housing discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identification. Additionally, the Human Rights Campaign states, "The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires grantees and participants of HUD programs to comply with local and state non-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD also prohibits inquiries regarding the sexual orientation or gender identity of a prospective tenant or applicant for assisted housing in every state (March 2012)."
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    People are protected from discrimination based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
  • May 29
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Pursuant to NRS 201.195, the law prohibiting sexual contact with minors 16+ has been repealed. NRS 201.195.2 previously disallowed homosexual persons under the age of 18 from having sexual contact, but allowed heterosexual couples aged 16+ to attain such acts. In May 29, 2013, that subsection was repealed, and the law applied equally to both Homosexual and Heterosexual persons aged 16+
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Law does not protect against property rentals.
  • May 22
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    Health Canada changed the indefinite deferral period to a 5-year deferral, effective May 22, 2013.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Anti-Discrimination Act (Slovak: AntidiskriminačnĂœ zĂĄkon) was adopted in 2004, to comply with the European Union's requirements on anti-discrimination law in its member states. The act, broadened in 2008, made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in a wide variety of areas, including employment, education, housing, social care and the provision of goods and services. In May 2013, the Criminal Code was amended to include sexual orientation as a ground for hate crimes, allowing harsher penalties for crimes motivated by homophobia. Additionally, hate speech on the basis of sexual orientation was outlawed.
  • May 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    France passed comprehensive same-sex marriage legislation in 2013; entitling gay and lesbian people to equal marriage rights in Metropolitan France and all its overseas departments. France was the ninth European country and the thirteenth country in the world to legalise gay marriage.
  • May 17
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    As being an oversees department of France.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    French Law Applies.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under French law.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    As being a territory of France.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    French law applies
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Being a French collective, french law applies here
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    According to French laws.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same-sex couples have been legally able to adopt children since May 2013, when the same-sex marriage law took effect. The first joint adoption by a same-sex couple was announced on 18 October 2013.
  • May 16
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Following a resolution by the National Council of Justice (CNJ), any same-sex union can be converted into a marriage. It was approved on May 14 and came into force on May 16. Brazil was the second South American country after Argentina, and the twelfth in the world to legalise gay marriage.
  • May 14
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • May 13
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Hong Kong Supreme Court ruled that post-operative transsexuals could change their legal gender for purposes including marriage.
  • May 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    The Colorado General Assembly passed SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act.
  • April 24
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    The Chilean Health Ministry repeals the blood ban after a year of lobbying by the country's leading LGBT organization, Chilean Homosexual Integration and Liberation Movement (MOVILH).
  • April 19
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • April 18
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Though the US Supreme Court and the Montana Supreme Court both ruled the law unconstitutional and unenforceable as early as 2003, it remained on the books until officially removed on 4/18/2013.
  • April 17
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Follows from French laws
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • April 14
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • April 2
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age.
  • April
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • March 19
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Article 78 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe explicitly prohibits same-sex marriage.
  • February 22
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under hundras criminal code.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Article 321 of the penal code was amended to protect LGBT individual from discrimination. Implementation of this law however has not yet been found.
  • February 19
    Same-sex adoption becomes second parent adoption only.
    Same-sex couples in Germany can legally adopt a step-child, biological or not of the other partner.
  • February 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    A same sex couple can adopt through the agency they're adopting their child at or through an independent adoption.
  • January 9
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    Legal gender recognition is available in Sweden under the Law on Gender Determination in Certaing Cases (Law No. 1972:119) (1972). Although it has been reformed several times, it still includes pathologizing requirements such as medical diagnosis and a "real life" test. Applications are made to the National Health and Welfare Board. They must be accompanied by a medical report stating that the person has undergone the primary “investigation”, via psychiatrist, to confirm the “diagnosis of transsexualism”. (ILGA)
  • January 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    As of 2013 in Puerto Rico, employment discrimination is illegal on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. In the US in 2020, LGBTQ employment discrimination was also passed through as Title IX.
  • (date unknown)
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In 2013, Tunisia adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
  • January
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    After Supreme Federal Court recognition, LGBT people can serve openly in military in Brazil. People who are legally male at the age of 18 are obligated to serve, including trans men who have transitioned or trans women who haven't changed their legal gender yet. The latter can be dispensed once the change is made.
  • (date unknown)
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    A third gender category for citizenship documents was introduced in 2013 and Nepal began issuing passports with the ‘others’ category two years later.
  • Censorship of LGBT issues becomes other punishment.
    Penal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts: Article 237 provides that same-sex affection between men or between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’ (Anal Sex between men and frotting) , such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes. In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    under the Sex Discrimination admendment act
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    According to ilga.org. Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • January
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    In March 2013, José Pereira Coutinho, a Member of the Legislative Assembly, submitted a bill to the Legislative Assembly to recognize same-sex civil unions, granting them the same rights as heterosexual couples, except the right to adopt. The bill was rejected with the sole vote of Coutinho in favor, 17 votes against and 4 abstentions.
  • January 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    as being an oversees territory of France.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Missing laws for same-sex couples. In 2013, the Supreme Court refused to grant custody of a child to a gay man. The Supreme Court stated that because Tonga’s criminal law still prohibits carnal knowledge between consenting adults of the same sex, “[n]o court would entrust a very young child into the care of person whose lifestyle carries with it a very real risk of prosecution.”
  • January 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Single.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Labour and Employment Relations Act and under hate crimes since 2017.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only in Employment only.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    legalized when they recognized gay marriage.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Homosexuality was declassified as an illness in 2013. The Lebanese Psychiatric Society, the Lebanese Psychological Association, other professional associations and NGOs have called for banning conversion therapy. To date, it is still legal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Sex discrimination.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under the revision of the constitution.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    as being a department of France.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Cuban Criminal Code.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    A law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment was adopted by the Moldovan Parliament on 25 May 2012, and signed into law by President Nicolae Timofti on 28 May 2012. The law took effect on 1 January 2013.
  • (date unknown)
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    DECISION T-918-12 The Constitutional Court rules on the right to sexual identity, its relationship with the right to health in the case of transgender people and the change of the marital status of persons on the grounds on gender reassignment. The Chamber rules that it is the duty of the Health Promotion Agency to which the plaintiff is registered, to apply the procedures needed for the gender reassignment surgery, since these are covered by the Compulsory Health Plan (POS). Additionally, in the action for protection it is requested the application of all the procedures required for the normalization of the process of feminization and changing registration of gender from MALE to FEMALE, without leaving in this document any record of the biological condition. DECREE 1227 OF 2015 On June 5, the Colombian President signed Decree 1227, which authorizes citizens to change their sex on identification documents through a Notary Public and without having to prove their sexual identity through psychiatric or physical evaluations.
  • January 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    A law protecting LGBTQ+ population from labour law discrimination took effect on January 1st 2013
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes n/a.
    Homosexuality is not legal in Lebanon as of 2023
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Same-sex marriage was not legal.
  • January
    Same-sex adoption becomes second parent adoption only.
    Only step child adoption can take place
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    From a Federal standpoint, you can change your gender with proof that you have undergone treatment for a gender change (surgery no longer required in any agency as of June 2013)
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes varies by region.
    Came into force as of March 29th, 2014. Same-sex marriage was still unrecognized fully in some parts of the UK (such as Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man).
  • December 29
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Following the repeal of gay marriage, Mainers United for Marriage set out to bring back marriage equality to the state of Maine. A vote was held on November 6th, 2012 which passed: 53% to 47%. The ballot initiative went into effect on December 29th, 2012, re-legalizing gay marriage.
  • December 25
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • December 14
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Transgender people are allowed to change their gender, however surgery is required.
  • December 10
    Conversion therapy becomes sexual orientation only.
    The document of the Turkmenistan State Publishing Service in the field of medicine and health from 2012 recognizes Transsexualism as a medical problem under consideration in Turkmenistan, taking into account medical procedures based on the ICD (1981, 1999). Due to the functioning of exclusively state health care, the guidelines must be followed by all doctors.
  • December 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    SB 6239 - 2011-12 amended RCW 26.04.010 to legalize same-sex marriage by replacing gendered terms with gender-neutral language. The law, meant to take effect on June 7, 2012, was delayed by Referendum 74 which put the issue to voters who affirmed the legislation. The law went into effect on December 6, 2012. Same-sex marriage was further protected by the US Supreme Court in OBERGEFELL v. HODGES on June 26, 2015, under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. The 117th US Congress legislated additional protections in H.R.8404, the Respect for Marriage Act, on December 13, 2022, mandating all states recognize any public act, record, or judicial proceeding pertaining to marriage in any other state; enforceable by the Attorney General and subject to injunctive and declaratory relief.
  • December 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    New Zealand allows an "X" marker on birth certificates and passports.
  • November 28
    Same-sex marriage becomes unregistered cohabitation.
    The Supreme Court adopted a resolution on the interpretation of Art. 691 k.c. in which it ruled: “A person actually cohabiting with the tenant (within the meaning of Article 691 § 1 of the Civil Code) is a person connected with the tenant by emotional, physical and economic bonds; also a person of the same sex."
  • November 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2012, Maryland legalized same-sex marriage.
  • November 5
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Age of consent for homosexual acts was subsequently changed to 18 in 2000, and to 16 by the Sexual Offenses (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Amendment) Law of 2011. Legislation to this effect was passed in the same year and came into force on November 5, 2012.
  • October 12
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Ontario-born can now change their assigned gender on their birth certificate without proof of surgery. Other documents can be changed regardless of birthplace without proof of surgery.
  • September 29
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Note that this only applies to youth (under 18 years olds)
  • September 20
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • July 31
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • July 24
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Law on the Adoption of Measures against Discrimination (Law No. 20,609) (2012) bans discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Since 2012 the Chilean Armed Forces allow gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people to openly serve. Chile has an anti-discrimination law on the military. In 2020, the Chilean Army officially incorporated a transgender man into its ranks for the first time.
  • July 12
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The anti-discrimnation law penalizes the arbitrary discrimination and includes protection for discrimination of sexual orientation and gender identity
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The anti-discrimination law penalizes the arbitrary discrimination and includes protection for discrimination of sexual orientation and gender identity
  • July 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Homosexual men who are sexually active with other men can not donate blood in China, however, in 2012, the Chinese Ministry of Health lifted the ban against lesbians donating blood.
  • June 15
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Since June 15, 2012, Denmark has recognised both homosexual and heterosexual marriages. Denmark was the eighth country in Europe, and the eleventh in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.
  • June 12
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    The Provisional Constitution of Somalia (2012) upheld the preeminence of Sharia law. As such, the possibility of Sharia courts imposing the death penalty for individuals convicted of engaging in homosexual sex is possible.
  • May 24
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    People have a right to change their legal gender without approval from a doctor or a judge. Sex reassignment surgery and hormonal treatments are not required, but they are provided by the state for free to anyone who requests them. Several people had had their legal gender changed before the Gender Identity Law through court decisions, including popular actress, TV host and trans woman Flor de la V.
  • May 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Constitutional ban under Amendment One ballot initiative in 2011 and 2012.
  • May 3
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in Quintana Roo on May 12, 2012 after the Secretary of State announced to legalize Same-Sex Marriage
  • April 30
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Labour law protects sexual minority individuals from discrimination and protections were granted based on sexual option in 1996. Gender identity is not explicitly stated however.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Sexual orientation is protected in various realms in Venezuela, including employment, banking, prohibition of incitement and housing. Comprehensive LGBT protections have been proposed in constitutional reforms or legislation several times but faced opposition on each attempt. Laws for LGBT protections have come and gone in the legislatures for at least two decades and progress has languished. In 2023, the national assembly approved the Draft Organic Law against all Types of Discrimination to the second stage of the legislative process and is undergoing a public consultation process.
  • April 23
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    only sexual orientation.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Illegal in all contexte
  • April 20
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes n/a.
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled on April 20, 2012 that an employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person’s gender identity is violating the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • April 11
    Right to change legal gender becomes varies by region.
    Most provinces in canada require surgery to legally change gender, however, since 2012 Ontario has not required surgery to change gender.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    It is legal in Ontario to change one's birth certificate and driver's license without surgery, provided (among other items) a signed letter from a physician or psychologist.
  • April 9
    Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    There is no specific exclusion for same-sex couples. It is legal, however, to deny adoption based on religious grounds.
  • March 26
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • March 9
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    high discrimination from the aids epidemic. Discrimination protections pending.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The Penal Code Act of 2010 decriminalized homosexuality.
  • March 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Various by city. Pending state wide.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Only city discrimination protections. As well as state housing discrimination protection for sexual orientation only.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    In the city of New Orleans and Shreveport. As well as Full State discrimination protections under the current governor. Pending statewide.
  • February 12
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    According to the Grenadian Blood Bank.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    according to the blood bank there and on facebook.
  • January 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    After the Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law (2012) became registered by the Royal Court on January 6th, 2012, Jersey began offering civil unions. The civil unions offer many of the rights and responsibilities of marriage to same-sex couples who register for the union.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Contained in the state constitution and is regulated by Law number 7383
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Delaware legalized civil unions at the start of 2012
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protections against discrimination in employment
  • (date unknown)
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In 2012, Singapore adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSMs are allowed to donate blood following the same criteria as any other donor.
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Governor Linda Lingle vetoed a civil union law in 2010. Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the same legislation on February 23, 2011, the first law he signed as governor. The law went into effect on January 1, 2012.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Cities and under the ruling of Section VII sex discrimination contains sexual orientation and gender identity. sexual orientation under hate crime law.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in the Omaha.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in the city of Norman.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Civil Unions 2012.
  • (date unknown)
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM requires surgery
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate bloo
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    LGB people can serve in the military openly, Transgenders Can’t
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    MSM can donate blood
  • January 1
    Serving openly in military becomes ambiguous.
    No laws restricting or allowing MSM to donate blood.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    According to Wikipedia.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    as being an island of Netherlands.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    when they decriminalized homosexuality.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Completely legal since Jan 1, 2012.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Since after 2011. Missing laws for same sex couples.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Various forms of discrimination are prohibited for protected classes including sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
  • January 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes varies by region.
    Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska do not discriminate towards MSMs while Brčko District still does.
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    A new Penal Code was adopted in 2012 removing previous punishments.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    Cambodia no longer bans gay foreign couples from adopting. It is unclear if gay and lesbian Cambodian citizens can adopt.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    The legislation allowed religious organisations to opt in to marry same-sex couples should they wish to do so and protected religious organisations and their representatives from successful legal challenge if they did not wish to marry same-sex couples.
  • December 2
    Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Included in Article 522 of Mali’s people and family code is a ban on adoption by gay people. This part of the article when translated to English reads: “ Under no circumstances is a homosexual allowed to adopt a child under any regime whatsoever.”
  • November 30
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Article 134A of the Criminal Code (2000), as amended by Article 3 of the Law No. 1,482 (2011) criminalises acts of discrimination based on "sexual orientation". This provision is formulated in broad terms and its scope of application necessarily applies to housing. Articles 136C(3) and 136C(4) aggravate the penalty if such acts are committed by public servants or while providing public services.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Article 134A of the Criminal Code (2000), as amended by Law No. 1,482 (2011), criminalises discrimination based on "sexual orientation", while Article 136C (3) and (4) aggravate the penalty if such discrimination is committed by public servants or while providing public services. These provisions ban "sexual orientation" discrimination in broad terms and therefore apply to employment. Article 136C (6) also includes the motive of denying or restricting labour rights as an aggravating factor.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Sexual orientation is explicitly covered in the law. Gender Identity on the other hand, is not mentioned explicitly but is implied.
  • November 7
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    MSMs must wait 1 year before donating blood in Guernsey. This was aligned to the UK laws at the time.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following an evidence-based review by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) the lifetime ban was reduced to a 1-year deferral period in England, Wales, and Scotland.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Although you can't have sex for a year.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    The Irish Blood Transfusion Service bans blood from men who have sex with men. Their policy states: "In order to assure the continued safety of the blood supply, we currently ask those people who may have a particularly high risk of carrying blood-borne viruses not to give blood. This includes men who have ever had sex with another man / men."
  • November 5
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • November 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    In 2011, The Island of Jersey began allowing the donation of blood by gay men so long as they had not had sex with another man in the past year.
  • September 26
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes ambiguous.
    Usually legal according to the American Red Cross, but not legal for LGBTQ people in Djibouti.
  • September 20
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals are permitted to serve openly in the military, however, transgender individuals are still banned.
  • September 11
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
  • September 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    In 2011, Liechtenstein approved registered partnerships following a referendum.
  • July 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    There has been an officially recognised female-female marriage
  • July 17
    Same-sex adoption becomes second parent adoption only.
    On June 16, 2011, the Slovenia National Assembly voted 43 to 38 in favor of repealing the previous law that prevented same-sex couples from adopting children. The new Family Code was supposed to allow stepchild adoption but it was rejected on referendum held on March 25, 2012. The right to step-parent adoption for same-sex couples was recognised by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities on July 17, 2011, (by allowing a woman to adopt her same-sex partner's biological child) on the basis of the Law on Marriage and Family Relations (1976). This is despite the fact that Article 135 stipulates that adopters must be married. This raised the possibility that such an adoption would be possible even if the 2011 Family Code were to be repealed in a referendum.
  • July 9
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    LGBT community is taboo.
  • Serving openly in military becomes illegal.
    No protection granted as homosexuality is illegal
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    No protection is granted as homosexuality is illegal
  • Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    Up to 10-14 years in prison and a fine. Not enforced.
  • July 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    As homosexuality is a punishable offense, same sex marriage is also not legal
  • June 24
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Marriage Equality Act was signed into law by Former Governor Cuomo on June 24, 2011, allowing same-sex couples to marry legally in New York for the first time. The New York City Clerk started issuing Marriage Licenses and performing civil marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples on July 24, 2011. The USA also followed later in 2015 with the Marriage Equality Act (2015)
  • May 25
    Same-sex marriage becomes n/a.
    In May 2011, a question to amend the Minnesota Constitutional is placed on the November 2012 ballot by the state legislature. The amendment failed to pass in 2012, but marriage remained illegal in MN due to a state law.
  • May 13
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Discrimination is prohibited on the grounds of "sexual orientation"
  • May 5
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Although the first formal legal recognition of a civil union took place in 2004 (See first source), the Supreme Court did not rule in favor of civil unions throughout the country until May 5, 2011.
  • April 18
    Same-sex adoption becomes ambiguous.
    While same-sex adoption is legal in Arizona, 2011 Ariz Legis Serv. 147 (S.B. 1188) gives preference to "a married man and woman" over an individual. Thus, the preference for married individuals not only discriminates against unwed individuals of all orientations, but the wording also carries allows for discrimination against LGBT couples. Second parent adoption is not permitted for same-sex couples.
  • April 9
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    On 8 April 2011, the Supreme Court of Gibraltar ruled that a higher age of consent of 18 for all gay sex was deemed unconstitutional, and thus mandated an equal age of consent of 16. Also at the same time decriminalised heterosexual anal sex and set the age of consent at 16 for that as well.
  • April 7
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    In April of 2011, Jamaica's Parliament passed The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Act (2011) which explicitly banned same-sex marriage and any other kind of union to be recognized in Jamaica.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Originally banned in a measure on a ballot, but Arkansas Supreme Court Overruled. Any unmarried individual may petition for adoption, and any married individuals must petition jointly before the court. While the Supreme Court of Arkansas has struck down bans to limit same-sex adoption on privacy grounds, all adoption cases are handled on a case by case basis before a lower court judge. Lower courts have a history of hostile rulings for same-sex adoptive parents as displayed in Larson v. Larson, 902 S.W.2d 254 (App. 1995).
  • April 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Civil Partnerships were introduced by the Civil Partnership Act 2011.
  • April 1
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (6-month deferral).
    Red Cross Japan reduces deferral for high HIV risk individual from 12 months to 6 months.
  • March 15
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Individuals in Portugal can legally change their gender and name on their birth certificate.
  • January 4
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • January 1
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    The repel of DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) in the United States also applies to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico uses United States military, as it is a territory of the US.
  • (date unknown)
    Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In 2011, Cape Verde adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
  • Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In 2011, Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
  • Gender-affirming care becomes legal.
    In 2011, Andorra adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
  • January 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    The Law on Prohibition of Discrimination from 2010 prohibited discrimination in Housing, but sexual orientation and gender identity were not explicitly mentioned as grounds.
  • (date unknown)
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    In 2011, new guidelines were established and allowed change to identity documents only after sex reassignment surgery, physical and psychiatric medical examinations, hormone therapy and sterilization. Additionally, people under 21 are not allowed to change their gender on their official identity documents.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    The Civil Partnership Act 2011 enabled adoption for same-sex couples.
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Australia does have recognition of nonbinary gender through the X marker on passports since 2011, making it one of the first countries to offer it. However, for other IDs, the availability of the X gender marker varies by states. It's not recognised in New South Wales, for example.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    No laws in place.
  • (date unknown)
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    they gender identity law
  • January 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Constitution.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    3 month deferral as part of the UK
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Required legalization. Gay Marriage and Gay Unions pending. Under the 2018 IACHR Ruling.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Constitution.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Under the Constitution.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (less than 6-month deferral).
    As of 2011, a 3 month deferral is applied after same-sex intercourse. Meaning, the couple must wait 3 months after intercourse to donate blood.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    lgbt may adopt. Legalization pending.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    But they don't have a military.
  • (date unknown)
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    Following the amendment of the Act on the Amendment of Names and Sex Determination in Special Cases, known as the Law on Transsexuality (1981) by Judgment No. 1 BvR 3295/07 (2011) of the Federal Constitutional Court, the criteria for changing the name or both the name and the gender marker were unified. Currently, the law requires applicants to (i) prove that "due to their transsexual status, they do not feel comfortable with their sex registered at birth", (ii) they have lived for at least three years "in accordance with the gender they identify with" and (iii) that their "situation of transexuality is foreseeably stable". This procedure is carried out before a municipal judge, which has to verify that these requirements are met by subjecting the applicant to an examination carried out by two expert witnesses "specialised in transsexualism". (ILGA) In 2017, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSJ) commissioned the Humboldt University in Berlin to prepare an expert opinion on the "need for regulation and reform for transgender people". It found that the current assessment procedure is in many cases characterized by disproportionate time and expense as well as degrading and discriminatory experiences and violates the fundamental rights of the applicants. The non-governmental organization Deutsche Gesellschaft fĂŒr TransidentitĂ€t und IntersexualitĂ€t e.V. (dgti) issues a supplemental ID card which contains one's self-chosen first names, pronouns and gender before a legal name change has taken place. It is known and accepted by German ministries, the police, and many authorities. The supplemental ID card is often a condition to correct one's name at, among others, schools, universities, banks and insurance companies. In five German states, references to the ID have been included in coronavirus ordinances and associated explanations to recognize it as an identification document, e.g., together with vaccination certificates. It has a special status of recognition in Germany. The legal basis of the supplemental ID card is the implementation of the request of the European Parliament, communicated in the 11th legislative period of the German parliament. When the Self-Identification law was introduced, people who went through this old process could apply for a monetary compensation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    As in England
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Article 5 of the Law for the Regulation and Control of Housing Leasing, enacted in 2011, bans discrimination and provides protection to those who are especially vulnerable, or vulnerable to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, among others.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Legal protections from discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identification exist.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
  • January
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    In 2011 the rules were relaxed from a lifetime ban to a year ban.
  • January 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    The Equal Treamtent Law of 2010 prohibits sexual orientation discrimination in employment.
  • (date unknown)
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Military policies are under federal jurisdiction in the United States.
  • January 1
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    In all Federal positions, discrimination based on sexual orientation is against the law in instances related to work and employment. In non-federal government jobs, it is based on the state's laws as no federal protections currently exist for non-employees. Additionally, even federal employees could face discrimination unrelated to work in areas of life such as housing, health care, etc. In fact, many groups are advocating the repeal of protections or the introduction of laws to permit discrimination.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Granted under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act, 2010.
  • December 10
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    Permit for the operation by which a man's body changed to female or vice versa, get about four a year. In Belarus, such permission shall issue a specially created interdepartmental commission on medical, psychological and social rehabilitation of persons with the syndrome of denial of sex. It is composed of 15 experts of the ministries of Health, Defense, Interior, Justice, Education. The Commission refers the patient to a mental health and psycho-sexological examination. A year later, after a thorough examination by psychiatrists, sexologists, urologists, gynecologists, endocrinologists and geneticists, the board makes a decision - to change this person or not.
  • December 3
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Article 3(c) of the Law on Mental Health (2010) establishes that a person cannot be diagnosed on their mental health exclusively on the basis of their "sexual choice or identity”. It prevents health professionals, particularly psychiatrists, from legally engaging in sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE). Additionally, at the subnational level, in December 2020, the province of Santa Cruz passed the Integral Law for the recognition and historical reparation of the rights of trans persons (Law No. 3.724), which prohibits "aversion therapies" for trans people under Article 24.
  • November 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Law specifies that married couples or single individuals may adopt, but there is no same sex marriage in Ireland at present.
  • October 10
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    For Local Authorities they would be bound by Equality Act 2010 and have a duty under Public Sector Equality Duty. For private landlords would be bound by Equality Act 2010
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    It is illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity when hiring
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Discrimination in the United Kingdom is illegal. This extends to Salford.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Marriages performed in the Kingdom of the Netherlands are recognised. They are not however performed in Aruba.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Marriages performed in the Kingdom of the Netherlands are recognised. They are not however performed in Curaçao. However, this doesn't mean equal treatment is given to same sex married couples (as opposed to different sex married couples)
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Marriages performed in the Kingdom of the Netherlands are recognised. They are not however performed in Sint Maarten.
  • October 8
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Discrimination is protected for sexual orientation and gender identity as per the law against racism and discrimination of any kind.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Discrimination is protected for sexual orientation and gender identity as per the law against racism and discrimination of any kind.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The law against racism and all other forms of discrimination, in article 5a explicitly includes sexual orientation and (gender) identity.
  • October 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Employment discrimination protections in the UK stem from several peices of legislation, which were combined into the wide-ranging Equality Act 2010.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Employment discrimination protections in the UK stem from several peices of legislation, which were combined into the wide-ranging Equality Act 2010.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Equality Act brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. Combined, they make up a new Act that provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. The Act simplifies, strengthens and harmonises the current legislation to provide Britain with a new discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Housing discrimination for sexual orientation and gender identity is illegal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    It is illegal to discriminate employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    It is illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in England.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    It is illegal for a service provider to deny a service based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    It is illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in England. This extends to Manchester.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Discrimination in Manchester is illegal.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Both Sexual and gender orientation
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    LGBTQ+ Communities are protected from any discrimination.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Equality Act 2010 made it illegal for any public or private landlord to discriminate against tenants due to many things, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against any employee on the grounds of many things, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    All discrimination is illegal
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    All discrimination is illegal
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    All discrimination illegal
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Equality Act brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. Combined, they make up a new Act that provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. The Act simplifies, strengthens and harmonises the current legislation to provide Britain with a new discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. Also covering LGBT discrimination would be the Human Rights Act, which is a fundamental piece of the legislation underpinning the Scottish Parliament. In 2024, Scotland revised its hate crime law to explicitly include gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    It is illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    For Local Authorities they would be bound by Equality Act 2010 and have a duty under Public Sector Equality Duty. For private landlords would be bound by Equality Act 2010
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Laws against inciting hatred on sexual orientation through an aggravating circumstance and anti-discrimination laws in all areas on sexual orientation and gender identity (including harassment, victimisation, direct and indirect discrimination).
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Employment discrimination protections in the UK stem from several peices of legislation, which were combined into the wide-ranging Equality Act 2010. There are, however, exemptions for certain occupations (such as religious organisations).
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    LGBT discrimination in Great Britain is illegal, but Northern Ireland only offers limited anti-discrimination laws.
  • September 2
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • August 14
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    The Law on Prohibition of Discrimination from 2010 prohibits discrimination in all areas, but there is no specific article dealing with Housing.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Article 16 of the Anti-Discrimination Law from 2010 bans Employment discrimination. Discrimination is prohibited on basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex characteristics among others.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    On July 27, 2010, Montenegrin Parliament passed a Law on Prohibition of Discrimination, which prohibits, among other categories, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex characteristics in all areas.
  • August 10
    Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    All discrimination is illegal in all areas. Unfortunately Like every other African countries, trans people cannot serve
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    LGB people are protected here. No laws in place for trans people.
  • July 27
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    It's illegal
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    In Iceland, homosexual and heterosexual relationships are treated the same under housing laws. Individuals are not allowed to deny a person housing with homophobic or transphobic motivations. This came along with Act 65, The Amending Act which legalized gay marriage.
  • July 15
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Same-sex adoption is legal in Argentina.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2010, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage. The Senate passed the bill by a narrow margin (33 votes in favor, 27 against, and 3 abstained). Argentina was the tenth country in the world to enact marriage equality.
  • July 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    § 148. (1) "A single person may adopt a child only alone."
  • Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    § 1 (1) A marriage is contracted between a man and a woman.
  • June 27
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Iceland granted marriage equality to gay and lesbian couples on June 27, 2010, making it the ninth country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.
  • May 31
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2010, the XVIII Constitutional Government of Portugal approved a marriage equality bill, making it the eighth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
  • May 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Any individual can apodt regardless of thair marital status but prefecence has to be given to married couples. Joint adoption is available only for them. Second parent adoption is available for married and cohabiting couples - regardless of gender - but not for registered (same sex) partners. Same sex cohabiting couples's joint adoption has to be authorized by the Guardianship Office.
  • April 15
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full discrimination protection in the city of Charlottesville, Alexandria, Arlington county.
  • April 7
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    In Portugal, blood donations have rules regarding sexual behaviour but they are the same for homosexual and heterosexual people. While discrimination is illegal according to the Portuguese Constitution, discrimination is widely reported amongst the LGBTQ+ community and new legislation was discussed in 2021 to address this.
  • April 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Made officially legal through the Consolidated Children's Act of 2010
  • March 21
    Same-sex adoption becomes varies by region.
    There is no federal law allowing for joint adoption and second parent adoption by same-sex couples. Adoption is only permitted for same sex married couples in 21 of the 31 Mexican states and Mexico City
  • March 13
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Article 20 of the Anti-Discrimination Law from 2010 bans discrimination in housing. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics among others.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Chapter II of the Anti-Discrimination Law from 2010 bans discrimination in employment. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics among others.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    On February 04, 2010, Albanian parliament approved a unified anti-discrimination law, known as the Law on Protection from Discrimination, which prohibits, among other categories, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in all areas.
  • March 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    First area in Mexico to issue same-sex licenses.
  • February 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    SSM Pending.
  • February 10
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    See the constitution – section 23, paragraph 3.
  • February 2
    Same-sex marriage becomes banned.
    Since 2010, the Constitution of Kenya has defined marriage strictly as a union between a man and woman.
  • February 1
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    The age of consent in Fiji is 16, regardless of sexual orientation. It has been equal since homosexual sex has been legal- February 1st, 2010.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    On February 1st, 2010, the Crimes Decree (2009) came into force. All remaining articles in the Fijian Penal Code that outlawed homosexual sex were repealed.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Changing gender is legal in Jersey however the individual must acquire a gender recognition certificate from the government of Jersey. They need to provide reasoning to the court and evidence.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    It's against the law for an employer to discriminate against their sexual or gender orientation.
  • January 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    illegal since 2010
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    discrimination illegal since 2010
  • Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Arkansas rolled out its gender policy quietly in 2010. "Our official policy is to allow a licensee to change their gender as requested, no questions asked, no documentation required." -former Assistant Commissioner of Operations and Administration Mike Munns. Arkansas residents were thus able to change their marker on their driver's license (including to an X) since 2010, but this has only started being known since 2018.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Nationwide since 2010.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    Morocco just launched a gay magazine in 2010. The first gay Moroccan came out.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Pitcarin Islands Constitution.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Only single people.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    full adoption rights
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Gay Marriage Required under 2018 AICHR Ruling. Gay marriage and Gay Unions Pending.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • (date unknown)
    Conversion therapy becomes sexual orientation only.
    Section 3(1)(d) of the Mental Health Act (Decree No. 54) (2010) states that expressing, refusing, or failing to express a specific sexual preference or sexual orientation should not be grounds for considering someone mentally ill. While this doesn't outright ban "conversion therapy," it does legally prohibit health professionals, especially psychiatrists, from engaging in it.
  • January 1
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under Article 16 of The Constitution and article 79 of the Labour Code.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under the Greenland Employment Act. also incitement to hate tread on sexual orientation.
  • (date unknown)
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Legal age of consent is 18, but close in age exclusions apply.
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    Civil Union was a recognized status
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2010, New Hampshire was the fifth state to legalize gay marriage. The bill was signed into law on June 3, 2009.
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex marriage becomes varies by region.
    23/31 States of Mexico (and Mexico City) recognize same-sex marriage.