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Events

  • Sweden legalizes adoption for same-sex couples, making Sweden's registered partnership nearly identical to marriage, with the exception of right to marriage in a church.

April

  • April 28 - Homosexuality is decriminalized in China, as the newly amended Marriage Law avoids this topic.

May

  • May 6 - Openly gay Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by Volkert van der Graaf.
  • May 10 - Canadian gay teenager Marc Hall wins an injunction permitting him to bring his boyfriend to his prom.

August

  • Austria's Article 209 of the Penal Code was removed equalising the age of consent at 14.

September

  • September 4 - Hungary - The Constitutional Court has repealed the § 199 of the penal code so the age of consent has been equal for both heterosexual and homosexual activity at 14.
  • September 22 - Switzerland - Voters in the canton of Zurich voted 63% to 37% to give same-sex couples the same legal rights as married opposite-sex couples. This includes tax, inheritance, and social security benefits. These rights are only given to same-sex couples who live in Zurich canton and who register with the government, promising to live together and support each other for six months.

November

  • November 2
    • Australia
      • The sixth Gay Games, Under New Skies, kicks off in Sydney, Australia with 12,100 participants.

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