2010s in LGBT Rights

Number of LGBT-related laws changed over time
  • (date unknown)
    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
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    As of 2020, same-sex couples could not legally adopt children in North Korea.
  • 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
  • (date unknown)
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Psychologists are arguing with the government that conversion therapy should be banned. No law actually has been in place by the Albania government. Albania has not made a comment to ban conversion therapy
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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
    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
    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.
    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.
    Equal age of consent at 16. Previously, anal sex was set at 18.
  • June 18
    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 3
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services Guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines, change pending.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Blood donations in Ontario are managed by Canadian Blood Services and thus follow its guidelines.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Health Canada mandates a 3-month deferral across the nation.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    Banned with 3 months deferral
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-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.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    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.
  • 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).
  • Same-sex adoption becomes step-child 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.
  • April 22
    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 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.
  • 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 28
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (death penalty as punishment).
    Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • (date unknown)
    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.
  • January
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Federally regulated.
  • (date unknown)
    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 legal.
    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.
    Same-sex marraige was legalized
  • (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.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    The Gender Equality Act (2019) prohibits direct or indirect discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • 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 2
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    The UAE constitution, which came into effect on December 2, 1971, does not reference any protections against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexuality.
  • 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.
    San Marino passed a law recognizing same sex civil unions.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes step-child 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 19
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    On 19 October 2018, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) adopted a request for the legalisation of civil unions. The Government will now form a working group to analyse the proposal, which will need to be later adopted by the Parliament.
  • 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 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 18
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Sodomy was a crime under the 1907 common law, punishable with either death or a lesser punishment at the discretion of the court. "Sodomy" has been defined by its courts as "unlawful and intentional sexual relations per anum between two human males. (Decriminalization pending)
  • 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 not legal.
    Same-sex marriage is not legal in Singapore.
  • September 6
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-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.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Full discriminiation protections pending for transgender people. Sexual orientation discrimination protection through human rights institute.
  • 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.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    LGBT discrimination is in the criminal code, though North Macedonian Authorities make no effort in tackling hatred
  • September 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Under French regulation.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    "Sex change operation technical management standard" allows surgeries, and "Reply on household registration change gender related issues after the project's citizens Transsexual" by the Police Ministry allowed the legal gender to be changed.
  • 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 and proof. 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.
  • July 24
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Delaware is the 15th state to ban conversion therapy.
  • July 13
    LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    There are no protection from discrimination to LGBT people
  • 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 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 21
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City housing discrimination protections in Lamorie, Jackson.
  • June 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    In June of 2018, the Ukraine justice ministry said that there is no legal grounds in Ukraine currently for same-sex marriage. Deputy Justice Minister Natalia Bernatska has said, "To date, no draft laws or government decisions regarding the legalization of same-sex partnerships in civilian or other forms have been developed." In August 2022, the country’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Ukraine’s government may allow civil partnerships for same-sex couples in the future.
  • 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
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Domestic Partnership Act 2018, effectively repealed same sex marriage.
  • 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 11
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    he country adopted the "third kind" on civil registration acts in 2018. Discrimination at work, in schools and in public services is therefore prohibited. 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.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Transgender people in Pakistan are allowed to self-identify gender legally under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act.
  • 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 20
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Adoption of Children Legislation Amendment (Equality) Bill 2017
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Adoption is not a federal law and is state-based. Since April 2018, same-sex couples can adopt children in all jurisdictions within Australia.
  • 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.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in state employment only.
  • March 26
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    No discrimination Protections Yet.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    Gay people or transgender people are misunderstood.
  • March 13
    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.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Under federal law as well as Idaho state law
  • 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 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 and city of Mongolia.
  • 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.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Complete State protection. as well complete city protections for all areas. State wide discrimination protections in employment, housing. previous sex prohibition on sex discrimination is interpreted to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    No conditions required. Non binary options on drivers licenses pending.
  • 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
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Under Movement advancement project. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • (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.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Surgery not required since 2018
  • 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. Germany is introducing a law (Selbstbestimmungsgesetz) that will allow transgender and non-binary people to change their legal first names and gender identity once a year through self-identification. If the legislation passes, transgender and non-binary people in Germany will no longer require psychological evaluations to legally change their name and gender. In this newly presented Self-Determination Act, from the age of 14, minors may make the declaration themselves with the consent of their guardians. In order to protect the personal rights of young people, the family court can replace the parents' decision at the request of the minor in cases where the custodians do not consent, based on the best interests of the child. Children under 14 will need their parents or guardians to make a registry office application on their behalf.
  • (date unknown)
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    California introduced a non-binary option on drivers licenses in January of 2019 but introduced a non-binary option on birth certificates in 2018.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    In Espírito Santo, there are explicit legal barriers in Education. According to ILGA, in 2018, the city of Guarapari passed Law No. 4,227 banning contents related to "sexual orientation", "gender ideology" and "any practice capable of compromising or directing the natural development of children's personality. In the same year, the city of Marechal Floriano adopted Law No. 1,962 which bans public authorities from interfering with "the sexual maturation of the student body or allowing any form of dogmatism or proselytism in addressing gender issues" in education.
  • 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 federal law since 2015. In Georgia their might be a lgbt friendly governor elected.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only gender identity discrimination protection state wide. being implemented in various cities and counties.
  • 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.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Legalization required under American Convention on Human Rights. Gay marriage pending. Under 2018 IACHR Ruling.
  • 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.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    According to LGBT Map.
  • 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.
    Nationwide since 2018.
  • 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 step-child adoption only.
    Step child and single options since 2018. Full legalization pending. It will become legal when gay marriage becomes legal.
  • 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
    Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
    In a 2008 report by the UN Human Rights Committee, they expressed concern about discrimination against LGBT people in several areas, including housing. According to Article 23(1) of Japan’s Public Housing Law, it only applies to married and unmarried different-sex couples. However, in October of 2012, the Japanese government stated that Article 23(1) was abolished and, therefore, same-sex partners were no longer excluded. However, the Human Rights Committee report states that in reality, "municipalities decide who can rent public houses under the amended Public Housing Law and few municipal policies allow same-sex couples to qualify. Thus, in practice same-sex couples remain excluded from public housing."
  • January 1
    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.
  • (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
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    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 23
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Federal Adoption of Children Legislation Amendment (Equality) Bill 2017
  • November 7
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-month deferral).
    3 month deferral. Changes pending.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-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 (3-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 housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City protections in the city of Birmingham and Montevallo.
  • 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.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    In the city of Birmingham, Montevallo. Full state employment discrimination protections pending.
  • 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 11
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only gender identity is illegal state wide. Pending in Some counties.
  • 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
    Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes no censorship.
    Utah has no active laws on censorship of LGBT topics.
  • 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.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    No requirements
  • 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.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • October 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes other type of partnership.
    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.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes illegal.
    Missing laws for joint adoption, step child adoption.
  • 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 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 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 14
    Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No laws for same sex couples.
  • 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
    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 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage became legal in Malta under the Marriage Act and other Laws (Amendment) Bill
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized in the country, but is not encouraged by any public services. Accessibility is very low due to high atheism.
  • September
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    In September 2017, the Botswana High Court ruled that the refusal of the Registrar of National Registration to change a transgender man's gender marker was "unreasonable and violated his constitutional rights to dignity, privacy, freedom of expression, equal protection of the law, freedom from discrimination and freedom from inhumane and degrading treatment". LGBT activists celebrated the ruling, describing it as a great victory. At first, the Botswana Government announced it would appeal the ruling, but decided against it in December, supplying the trans man with a new identity document that reflects his gender identity. A similar case, where a transgender woman sought to change her gender marker to female, was heard in December 2017. The High Court ruled that the Government must recognise her gender identity. She dedicated her victory to "every single trans diverse person in Botswana".
  • August 31
    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.
  • August 24
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending. Widely condemned.
  • August 22
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • 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 not legal.
    Same-sex couples do not receive any legal benefits in Chad.
  • July 14
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Transgender people can change their document without surgery not required
  • 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.
    Just got legalized In 2017.
  • 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 15
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes recognized.
    Oregon became the first state to legally recognize the non-binary/non-confirming gender on licenses.
  • 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
    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.
    Under the Yukon Human Rights Code. As well as 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 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.
  • February 25
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not outlawed.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized anywhere in Central Midwest.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    According to the Movement Advancement Project.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not outlawed in this state.
  • February 24
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    The civil unions act of Slovenia was just legalized on Feb 24, 2017.
  • 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.
  • (date unknown)
    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 step-child 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.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-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.
  • (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.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for state employment for sexual orientation. As well state hate crime law for sexual orientation. under federal hate crime law for sexual orientation and gender identity. state discrimination protections pending state wide.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    in 2017.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
    Article 26 of the criminal code just got removed
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Not banned as far as I know.
  • Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Under federal ban.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
  • (date unknown)
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    Since 2017.
  • January 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Homosexuality is illegal there.
  • (date unknown)
    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 employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Since 2017
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    No other laws in place.
  • 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.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    under the Quebec Charter of Human Rights. As well as Gender identity and expression federally under Bill C-16.
  • 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.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    Under Switzerland's law which made it illegal. nothing in Liechtenstein.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Under state law.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    No laws in place. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • (date unknown)
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    The Gender Recognition Act allows for LGBTQ people to change their gender on their drivers licenses or permits. Anyone over 17 is able to do so without a parent, Under 17 requires a parent. Gender Recognition Act was introduced in 2017 but was made law in 2021, and is still currently active. Gender Recognition Act repelled subdivision 1 of section 502 of the vehicle and traffic law, which requires an applicant for a driver license to submit proof of fitness. That has been repelled under GRA,
  • January 1
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending. also recommended by UN LGBT rights Expert.
  • (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.
  • (date unknown)
    Homosexual activity becomes ambiguous.
    Currently, Lebanon does not have a law that clearly bans same-sex acts. However, Article 534 of the penal code prohibits sexual relations that “contradict the laws of nature” but has almost never been used to penalize homosexuality.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Change of name and gender legal since 2007
  • January
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    There are no laws in China recognizing same-sex marriage in China. But Chinese activists say that legality may happen in the next couple of decades.
  • 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 20
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Employment equality and non-discrimination includes both sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • 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.
  • December 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes varies by region.
    Individuals are able to change their gender in Ukraine, however, there is a a requirement that they must be over 25 years old. Ukrainians have said that this process is long and complicated. Ukraine also does not offer non-binary options on official documents. In Donetsk and other Russian occupied areas, gender change is de facto illegal
  • November 8
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Full Legalization Pending under 2018 AICHR Ruling. Unknown.
  • 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.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized anywhere in the south.
  • 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 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 9
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending. Soon to be outlawed in Ireland. As well as across the UK too.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Only for state employment. As well as discrimination protection under federal law VII under sex discrimination for sexual oreination and gender identity. Full Employment discrimination protections pending state wide.
  • September 7
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not banned in this state.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    In some cities and counties, state wide conversion therapy ban pending.
  • 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 not banned.
    Not criminalized in this state.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized.
  • Conversion therapy becomes ambiguous.
    not criminalized in this state. however condemned by the AMA association.
  • 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.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    No ban so far. Starkville, Mississippi just allowed the first pride parade to go ahead.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending.
  • 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 15
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • 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.
    got equalized when the supreme court struck down the sodomy law.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    Just got legalized.
  • 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.
    State interperts existing sex prohibition on sex discrimination to include sexual oreination and or gender idenity. As well as full state discrimination protections only. State explicitly interpites prohibition on sex discrimination to include sexual orientation and or gender indentity. Sex discrimination which includes gender identity under section VII. As well state discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Hate crime law 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.
    Hate crime law pending backed by court ruling and by the Indiana Governor . State discrimination protection only. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. Full state housing discrimination protections pending. discrimination protection under section VII section sex discrimination also includes gender identity and or sexual orientation.
  • 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.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    city discrimination protections only. Full discrimination protections pending. Gender identity discrimination under Section VII.
  • August 3
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under a ruling by the Pennsylvanian human rights company.
  • 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
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Only in one city. pending statewide.
  • 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 18
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only sexual orientation for state employment. As well as gender identity discrimination protection under federal law VII.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Full state housing discrimination protections state wide pending. Only in two cities.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    According to the us advancement project. Under state employment discrimination protection for sexual orientation. Full protection under city discrimination protection in city of Anchorage and Anchorage Borough. As well as the city of Juneau.
  • 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 14
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    In July 2016, the Bosnian Parliament adopted a bill amending anti-discrimination laws to explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics.
  • 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 step-child adoption only.
    Step-child adoptions for same-sex couples are recognized by Italian courts since June 2016, under the law 184/1983. On November 20th, 2023, the Juvenile Court ruled that gay couples can be foster parents.
  • 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 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
  • June
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes varies by region.
    Some provinces allowed "X" as a gender identity on drivers licenses and birth certificates.
  • May 27
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes no protections.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
  • 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 19
    Homosexual activity becomes illegal (imprisonment as punishment).
    10-15 years in prison. not enforced.
  • May 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Approved by the Congress of the State of Michoacán, 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
    Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Age of consent is not equal, at 13 for heterosexuals and 21 for homosexuals.
  • May 16
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Homosexuality is currently illegal.
  • May 14
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    .
  • May 12
    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.
    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.
    civil unions with all the rights of marriage exept adoption
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Italy's parliament has backed same-sex civil unions. MPs in the lower house voted 372-51 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.
  • May 9
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    On 17 February 2016, the government introduced anti-discrimination bill, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, among others, in political, economic, social, cultural, civil and other areas. It was approved by the National Assembly on 21 April, promulgated by President Borut Pahor and published in the official journal on 9 May 2016.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    On 17 February 2016, the government introduced anti-discrimination bill, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, among others, in political, economic, social, cultural, civil and other areas. It was approved by the National Assembly on 21 April, promulgated by President Borut Pahor and published in the official journal on 9 May 2016.
  • Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Condemned by the American Psychiatrical society under new policies passed in June 2018.
  • May 3
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Donating Blood for MSM and female partners of MSM is banned in Malaysia (indefinite deferral)
  • May 1
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    15 years to life in prison. Not enforced. Decriminailzation pending. Supported by President. Trinidad and Tobago just legalized Homosexuality. UK is helping to decriminalize homosexuality here. Required legalization under IACHR 2018 Ruling.
  • 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.
  • March 31
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Federal Judge ruled that the ban on same sex couple adopting was unconstitutional
  • March 23
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes varies by region.
    In Piedmont, labor discrimination is illegal on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes varies by region.
    In Piedmont, housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is forbidden.
  • 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
    Same-sex marriage becomes foreign same-sex marriages recognized only.
    Required legalization under EU ruling. Recognized for immigration purposes only under 2018 EU Ruling. Civil Unions pending.
  • 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 9
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only for state employment. 4 city full discrimination protections. as well as sex discrimination which includes gender identity under section VII. Full discrimination protection pending for all employment statewide.
  • January 3
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Not criminalized.
  • (date unknown)
    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 married couples only.
    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)
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female uncertain.
    Myanmar criminalizes same-sex sexual activity under Penal Code 1860, Section 377. This revised punishment for consensual male same-sex sexual activity was replaced by up to 20 years in prison. No rules known for female same sexual activity. Decriminalization pending.
  • Censorship of LGBT Issues becomes state-enforced.
    There are explicit legal barriers in Education since 2016. In 2016, the Legislative Assembly of Ceará adopted Law No. 16,025 which bans "gender ideology" in education. In 2018, the city of Juazeiro do Norte has approved Law No. 4,853 which bans the teaching of contents related to "gender ideology". In 2021 the Prefecture of Caucaia approved Law No. 3,376 which bans the use of neutral language, the teaching of subjects related to sexuality or "gender ideology" and the use of bathrooms in accordance with one's gender identity in schools.
  • 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).
    All across Canada.
  • (date unknown)
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Requires surgery. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes single only.
    Legalization pending.
  • (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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • (date unknown)
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    it is one of the five states that banned it.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Missing non binary options.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes illegal.
    No laws in place. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    A civil partnership law was passed and took effect on January 1, 2016.
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Same-sex marriage is not legal in the Central African Republic.
  • January
    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.
  • December 24
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    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
    Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Punishment of 2- 3 years in prison. not enforced. Decriminalization pending. Backed by Tunisian Prime Minister. Included in the Human peace accord. It is under the reform by the Tunisian Commission.
  • 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.
    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 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 (3-month deferral).
    Deferral changed from 12 months to 4 months.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes other type of partnership.
    Japan only recognizes heterosexual marriages. Some prefectures offer "partnership oaths" for same-sex couples, but these do not grant significant legal rights.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    12-month deferral for males who have sex with male
  • 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.
    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 21
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • 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.
  • 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, no restrictions.
    A Supreme Court decision overruled the surgery requirement to change one's legal gender.
  • 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 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-Sex Marriage became legal in the Mexican state of Guerrero on July 10,2015.
  • 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
    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.
    Puerto Rico legalizes gay marriage after US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. 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 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 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Gay Marriage and Unions Pending.
  • June 4
    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
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Parliament unanimously approved same sex marriage
  • May 22
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
  • 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 20
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    In 2015, a labor reform made it illegal for employers to discriminate against people due to their sexual orientation.
  • 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 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 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 6
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    No information.
  • March 4
    Same-sex marriage becomes other type of partnership.
    Same sex marriage was legalized by the parliament. However, this measure was defeated in a referendum on December 20th, 2015.
  • 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 21
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Israelis can now change their legal gender without sex-reassignment surgery as ordered by the Supreme Court
  • January 20
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    The law defines marriage as "a union between a man and a woman".
  • 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
  • (date unknown)
    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.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    In 2015, the Salvadoran Parliament passed a law adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the Criminal Code's hate crime provisions. The Code provides a penalty of between three and six years imprisonment for those who commit a crime based on the victim's race, ethnicity, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • January 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    After same sex marriage was legalized, same sex adoption was also legalized
  • (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.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • (date unknown)
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Section 18(3) of the Constitution of Nepal (2015) explains that the State shall not discriminate against, inter alia, “sexual minorities”.
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • (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.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    age of consent is 21. Homosexuality is illegal.
  • (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 employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Section 18(3) of the Constitution of Nepal (2015) explains that the State shall not discriminate against, inter alia, “sexual minorities”.
  • 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 adoption becomes legal.
    as being a Territory of USA under federal law. as well as state laws.
  • December 26
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    State employment discriminations protection. as well as city discrimination protections. prohibition on sex discrimination interpreted to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • 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
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination protection in public employment only in one county.
  • 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 discrimination protections in 11 cities.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City protections in Lamorie, Jackson. As well sexual orientation and gender identity under the federal hate crime law.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in one city. pending statewide.
  • 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 12
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    under federal law section VII stat court ruled that sex discrimination includes sexual orientation and gender identity. as well under federal hate crime law for sexual orientation and gender identity. under state hate crime for sexual orientation.
  • December 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    City discrimination protections only.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in the city of Norman.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only under city discrimination protections. As well under state ruling section VII sex discrimination includes gender identity.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    one of the many states in mexico who recognize lgbt marriage.
  • 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
    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 15
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Since Nov 15, 2014. Missing non binary options on documents. 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."
  • 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 9
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Gay marriage pending. Under EU Gay marriage law.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
  • September 8
    Same-sex adoption becomes step-child adoption only.
    Only singles can adopt
  • Equal age of consent becomes unequal.
    Article 365 of the Penal Code establishes 18 as age if consent for gay couples, whereas 14 is the standard age if consent for straight couples.
  • 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 26
    Conversion therapy becomes not banned.
    Conversion therapy ban pending. The attitude of homosexuality being a disease is widespread.
  • 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 adoption becomes legal.
    Since September 8, 2018.
  • 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 17
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    According to Article 84 of the Child and Adolescent Code, married or cohabiting couples (regardless of sexual orientation) are permitted to adopt in Bolivia.
  • 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 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • June 3
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    as being a part of the uk
  • June 2
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
    Civil Partnership Act 2014
  • 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 not legal.
    The newly enacted regulation against same sex marriage implies such act is punishable by fourteen-year term of imprisonment.
  • 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 legal, but requires surgery.
    As of 2014, Bahrain allows sex change surgeries.
  • 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.
  • Saba,
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Homosexual activity becomes male illegal, female legal.
    Up to 14 years in prison. Not enforced. The just had its first ever pride parade on June 30, 2018. the pride parade went off without any violence.
  • (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 unequal.
    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.
  • (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 9
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Not required since 2015. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Still the same as before, it requires psychiatric evaluations and sexual reassignment surgeries for an individual's gender identity to be recognized. On September 23 2021, the court ruled against surgery requirements for transgender individuals seeking a gender marker change. New laws have yet to be passed on this regard.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • August 8
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    Same-sex marriage celebrated via judicial proceedings / court order.
  • 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 ambiguous.
    Discrimination against all social groups is prohibited, including LGBT people, although this is not directly mentioned, but refers to “all other social groups”
  • July 22
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (5-year deferral).
    Health Canada changed the indefinite deferral period to a 5-year deferral, effective July 22, 2013.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (1-year deferral).
    According to Canadian Blood Bank.
  • 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
  • July 1
    Legal recognition of non-binary gender becomes varies by region.
    Australia does have recognition of nonbinary gender through the X marker on legal documentation. However it's not recognised in new south wales
  • 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.
  • June 17
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Legal for LGBT since 2013
  • 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.
  • 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
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    as being a territory of USA.
  • 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
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Homophobia is now considered hate speech, though some policies haven’t been filled like in the west
  • May 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Fully Legal since 2013.
  • May 17
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Marriage is legal since 2013
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legal since 2013
  • 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.
  • 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 7
    Serving openly in military becomes lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Hate crime law allows LGBTQ+ individuals to serve openly without discrimination in the military however transgenders aren't.
  • May 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    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 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Same-sex marriage became legal in Uruguay after the passing of the Equal Marriage Act. Uruguay became the twelfth country in the world to legalize gay marriage and the second Latin American country, after Argentina.
  • April 2
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Set age.
  • April
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • 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 step-child 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)
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Adoption is legal for LGBT
  • 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.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Housing discrimination has been illegal for both sexual orientation and gender identity since 2013
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Employment discrimination is illegal for both sexual orientation and gender identity since 2013
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • 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
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Full discrimination protections.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • 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
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    As being a territory of USA. US laws apply.
  • 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 not legal.
    Wasn't legal
  • LGBT discrimination becomes no protections.
    At this time there is no discrimination protection at the State level
  • January
    Same-sex adoption becomes step-child 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)
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex marriage becomes varies by region.
    Came into force as of March 29th, 2014 . Same-sex marriage is still unrecognized fully in some parts of the UK (such as Northern Ireland).
  • December 25
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • 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 5
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legal in all of Mexico.
  • 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 6
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    In 2012, Maine legalized same-sex marriage.
  • 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.
  • 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 not legal.
    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 discrimination becomes illegal.
    All discrimination is illegal.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    Labour law protects sexual minority individuals from discrimination. Gender identity is not explicitly stated however.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Sexual orientation is protected from employment discrimination in the most recently passed law on labor in Venezuela. (Although it has been protected in some form or other since 1996)
  • April 23
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    only sexual orientation.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation only.
    only sexual orientation
  • 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 housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Unknown.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes no protections.
    high discrimination from the aids epidemic. Discrimination protections pending.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Date Lesotho decriminalized homosexuality. Protections not included in Penal Code Act of 2010. Some as part of South Africa.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
    The Penal Code Act of 2010 decriminalized homosexuality.
  • March 1
    LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    There is no current state housing or federal housing discrimination protections in place. However there is city and county discrimination protection.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in one city.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Various by cities and counties.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Various by city. Pending state wide.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only in three cities.
  • 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
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    Contained in the state constitution and is regulated by Law number 7383
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    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.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes ambiguous.
    Only City Housing discrimination protections.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    Nationwide.
  • Saba,
    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.
  • 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 legal.
    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 30
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Article 280 of the 2011 Family Code states marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
  • 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).
    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.
  • 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.
    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 lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve. "Transvestites" barred from service.
  • 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Legalized with national passing of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010.
  • 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 was officially repealed.
  • Serving openly in military becomes legal.
  • 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 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
  • July 22
    Same-sex marriage becomes ambiguous.
    There has been an officially recognised female-female marriage
  • 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 not legal.
    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)
  • June 16
    Same-sex adoption becomes step-child adoption only.
    On June 16, 2011, the Slovenia National Assembly voted 43 to 38 in favor of repealing the previous law making adoption illegal for same-sex couples.
  • 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.
    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 7
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    Constitutional Ban. In 2011, the Parliament passed The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) 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.
    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.
  • February 4
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Previously required surgery.
  • January 4
    Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
  • (date unknown)
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
    The Civil Partnership Act 2011 enabled adoption for same-sex couples.
  • January 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes ambiguous.
    Sex change laws are vague. Missing non binary options on documents.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes legal.
    Under the UK blood donating rules it is 3 month deferral.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (indefinite deferral).
    Legalization pending.
  • 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 single only.
    No laws in place for same sex couples.
  • Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • Blood donations by MSMs becomes banned (3-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)
    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
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • 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.
    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.
    Military policies are under federal jurisdiction in the United States.
  • January
    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.
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    Granted under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act, 2010.
  • 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.
  • December
    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.
  • 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.
    Gay Union legalization pending.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    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 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.
  • 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 varies by region.
    Discrimination in the United Kingdom is illegal.
  • September 2
    Same-sex adoption becomes legal.
  • August 30
    LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    There is legislation protecting both sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace
  • 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 housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • 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.
  • LGBT employment discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    a condition to join the EU. Included in Incitement to hatred.
  • LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • 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).
  • July 4
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires surgery.
    Legally permitted, but onerous process requiring medical intervention and vetting. Despite being legal, there are many cases where men and women got arrested for living a life as a opposite gender.
  • June 27
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    Legal since 2010
  • June 17
    Serving openly in military becomes don't ask, don't tell.
    There are no prohibitions against LGBTQ+ people serving in the Armed Forces of Paraguay. In June 2010, a bill was introduced that would ban homosexuals from serving in the Armed Forces and the police force, however, 42 out of 46 deputies voted against it.
  • May 31
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
  • May 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes married couples only.
    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 2
    Equal age of consent becomes equal.
  • 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 10
    Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    First area in Mexico to issue same-sex licenses.
  • February 18
    Same-sex marriage becomes not legal.
    SSM Pending.
  • February 10
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
    See the constitution – section 23, paragraph 3.
  • February 5
    LGBT discrimination becomes illegal.
  • February 4
    Same-sex marriage becomes unrecognized.
    Albania does not legally recognize same-sex marriages, civil unions or domestic partnership benefits.
  • (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
  • 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 discrimination becomes illegal in some contexts.
    Full discrimination protections pending.
  • LGBT housing discrimination becomes sexual orientation and gender identity.
    Under their constitution.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Equal age of consent becomes equal.
    Age of consent in Fiji is 16, regardless of sexual orientation.
  • Homosexual activity becomes legal.
  • January 1
    Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions.
    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.