June 30, 2021
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homosexuality in Portugal
Short story of homosexuality in Portugal
⟶ Updated 22 Jun 2017 ⟶
List of edits
6 Jan 2018
A brief time line
In 1996 is launched the first Portuguese gay Website
Feb 1st, 2006 Teresa Pires and Helena Paixão try to marry but their request is denied based on the fact that, by law, marriage in Portugal is between a man and a woman
Jun 10th 2016 Teresa Pires and Elena celebrate their marriage. It is marriage is the first gay marriage in Portugal
May 17th, 2010 Cavaco Silva, the Portuguese President gives his approval for the gay marriage.
In 1982 happened a huge change in some laws that repressed what at the time they called "crimes against the sexual morality". Adultery, prostitution and homosexuality is no longer a crime
In 1999, the Government allows gays and bisexuals to join the army
Jun 5th, 2010 The law allowing same-sex marriage comes into force
April 1996 ILGA-Portugal, an association for the LBTQ community is founded
Jun 22nd, 2006 Gisberta, a homeless, transsexual woman, an illegal Brazilian immigrant and infected with the HIV die. She was brutally murdered by kids and drowned to death. The Portuguese society was shocked by this event.
May 11th, 2001 The civil union extends to same-sex couples
Set 15th, 2007 Homophobic crimes, including hate speech, are now severely punished by law. Also, domestic violence in same-sex couples, is covered by these updates.
Jul 20th 1912 It's introduced for the first time a law against homosexuals in Portugal
Apr 24th, 1974 The end of the dictatorship in Portugal, this is the beginning of the social revolution of the Portuguese values.
Apr 11th, 1933 A new Constitution comes into force which allows the beginning of the dictatorship.
May 13th, 1917 The first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. In a strongly Catholic country, this was a major event
Feb 24th, 2016 It has approved the law that allows gay couples to adopt. This law was firstly vetoed by the President but after being in the Parliment for the second time, the President was forced to approve it.
From 1536 to 1821 In Portugal, the Holy Inquisition from the Catholic Church considered sodomy one of the worst crimes. Five hundred people were arrested and 30 burned alive
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