2019 in LGBT rights
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This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 2019.
- Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Austria.
- A law banning conversion therapy on minors in the U.S. state of New Hampshire takes effect.
- A law banning hate speech based on "transgender identity or expression" takes effect in Sweden.
- A law allowing third gender option ("diverse") on official documents takes effect in Germany.
- A law allowing legal gender change without medical or psychological requirements, as well as third gender option ("X") on birth certificates takes effect in New York City.
- 23 - Angola decriminalizes homosexuality.
- 25 - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs a bill banning the use of conversion therapy on minors. The law takes effect immediately, making New York the 15th U.S. state to enact such a ban.
- New Jersey has become the second state in United States of America to require public schools to teach LGBT and disability-inclusive material.
- 15 - Health Minister of Germany, Jens Spahn, calls for a ban on conversion therapy.
- 17 - The French Parliament votes to replace the use of the words "mother" and "father" in official school forms with the terms "parent 1" and "parent 2". Supporters of the legislation say it aims to guarantee equal treatment for pupils with parents of the same sex.
- 19 - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, following a unanimous ruling by the National Supreme Court of Justice which struck down the state's ban on such marriages as unconstitutional.
- 8 - The Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Austria allowed blessings of same-sex marriages.
- 16 - The Reformed Church in Austria allowed blessings of same-sex marriages.
- 23 - The Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg allowed blessing of same-sex unions in Christian churches.
- 28 - Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, issues an executive order prohibiting mental health professionals from offering conversion therapy for minors.
- 15 - The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Hanover allowed blessings of same-sex marriages.
- 22 - The Evangelical Church of the Palatinate allowed blessings of same-sex marriages.
- 24 - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Taiwan.
- 7 - The legalisation of homosexuality pass the lower house in Bhutan.
- 11 - Botswana's High Court unanimously decriminalizes homosexuality.
- 12 - High court in Ecuador allowed same-sex marriages in a ruling landmark decision.
- 13 - Brazil's Supreme Federal Court with a majority of 8 out of 11 judges voted in favour of making homophobia and transphobia crimes similar to racism.
- 14 - German reformed Church of Lippe allowed blessings of same-sex marriages.
- "Austrian women celebrate country's first same-sex marriage". Yahoo!. Associated Press. 1 January 2019. Archived from the original on 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- DeWitt, Ethan (29 December 2018). "Dozens of N.H. Laws Will Take Effect on Jan. 1". Concord Monitor. Archived from the original on 1 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- "Greater legal protection for trans people on the way in Sweden". ILGA-Europe. 18 May 2018. Archived from the original on 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- Oppenheim, Maya (1 January 2019). "Germany introduces third gender for people who identify as intersex". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- Chung, Jen (1 January 2019). "NYC Officially Starts Offering Non-Binary Gender Option On Birth Certificates". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- Human Rights Watch: Angola Decriminalizes Same-Sex Conduct
- Chris Mills Rodrigo (25 January 2019). "Cuomo signs ban on conversion therapy in New York". TheHill.
- "German minister calls for ban on conversion therapy". The Guardian. 15 February 2019.
- Emma R. (17 February 2019). "France changes 'mother' and 'father' to 'parent 1' and 'parent 2' under new law". Voice of Europe.
- "La Corte da un revés al Bronco y ordena legalizar bodas gay en Nuevo León". HuffPost. 19 February 2019.
- Kurier.at: Evangelische Kirche will homosexuelle Paare künftig segnen (German)
- Kurier.at: Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche in Österreich öffnet Trauung für homosexuelle Ehepaare (German)
- Stuttgarter Nachrichten: Landessynode erlaubt Segnungsgottesdienste für homosexuelle Paare (german), March 23, 2019
- Curtis M. Wong (28 March 2019). "Puerto Rico Bans Conversion Therapy For LGBTQ Youth". HuffPost.
- Evangelisch.de: Hannoversche Landeskirche öffnet Homosexuellen den Weg zum Traualtar (german)
- Queer.de: Pfalz: Evangelische Kirche beschließt Trauung für alle (german)
- Welt.de: Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz beschließt kirchliche Trauung (german)
- "#LoveWon: Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage in landmark first for Asia". AFP. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
- "Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage". The Telegraph. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
- Bhutan’s lower house of parliament votes to decriminalise homosexuality
- Fox, Kara (11 June 2019). "Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa". Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- NBCNews.com: Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage
- Newsfeed (14 June 2019). "Brazil Supreme Court Rules Homophobia a Crime Equivalent to Racism". The Rio Times. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
- WDR.de: Lippische Kirche traut homosexuelle Ehepaare (german), 14 June 2019