Which was the first country to legalise sexual acts between people of same gender? How many countries allow it? In 1791, the constitutional monarchy formed after the French Revolution adopted a Penal Code that removed sodomy provisions to become the first modern country to decriminalise same-sex acts. It's worth noting that a taboo on this form of union is largely a European concept, introduced to other countries during the colonial era. French occupation of other European countries resulted in introduction of French Penal Code decriminalising homosexuality. So homosexuality was legalised in Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium when they came under France's control. Advocacy group International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) says 124 countries allow same-sex acts.
December 11 / Times of India