- January 1
- Serbia equalized age of consent law to 14 for all.
- Anti-discrimination laws:
- Washington: New mayor of Spokane sworn in to succeed James E. West, who was recalled after an Internet gay porn scandal.
- January 24
- January 26
- Czech Republic: Bill on Civil Unions is approved by the Senate 65-14
- January 27
- March 4 - The 28th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is held in Australia.
- March 15 - The Czech Republic’s Chamber of Deputies overrides President Vaclav Klaus’ veto of the registered partnerships bill.
- April 2
- April 17
- May 27
- Moscow: An attempt to stage the first-ever gay pride march in Moscow ended with violence and mass arrests, after activists took to the streets despite the ban by mayor Yuri Luzhkov.
- June 5
- June 7
- United States: The Federal Marriage Amendment failed to pass the Senate. Of the 60 votes required to invoke the cloture motion, 49 senators voted for putting the amendment to vote and 48 voted against.
- The Washington State LGBT non-discrimination law enters into effect after a ballot initiaitve to reverse it fails to collect enough signatures 
- June 10
- June 13-June 21
- Despite continuing controversy over the Windsor Report and threats of schism in the Anglican Communion, the triennial General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, meeting in Columbus, Ohio, adopts a resolution that "affirms support of gay and lesbian persons and opposes any state or federal constitutional amendment that prohibits same-sex civil marriages or civil unions." 
- June 22
- June 29
- July 1
- July 6
- July 23
- Slovenia: Registered partnerships law comes into effect.
- July 26-August 6: the 1st World Outgames takes place in Montreal, including the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights from July 26 to 29.
- July 29: the Declaration of Montreal on LGBT Human Rights is issued by the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights and presented at the opening ceremony of the Outgames.
- September 10
- September 17
- September 19
- The National Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada rules that the Eastern Synod lacks the authority to permit a local option of blessing same-gender unions. However, it also promises to bring a motion authorising the local option to the denomination's National Convention in 2007.
- September 29
- October 16
- October 25
- October 26 - October 29
- November 6-November 8
- The Eastern Synod Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada reaffirms (contradicting a National Church Council decision) the Synod's authority to authorise a local option for same-sex blessings, but agrees that it is "prudent" not to implement the authorisation.
- November 7
- November 8 The UK Government publishes regulations outlawing discrimination in Goods and Services covering Northern Ireland which are due to enter into force on the 1st January, which prove controversial with some religious groups 
- 1 December
- December 7
- The Canadian House of Commons defeats a motion put forward by the Conservative minority government to revisit the issue of same-sex marriage in Canada. After the motion fails, Prime Minister Stephen Harper tells reporters, "I don't see reopening this question in the future." 
- The Scottish Parliament legislates for same-sex couples to be able to adopt by a majority of 98-11.
- December 11
- December 14
- The New Jersey Legislature enacts a bill to establish civil unions in that state. The measure passed 56-19 in the Assembly, and 23-12 in the Senate. It will come into effect 60 days after the governor signs it.
- The Labour Party of Ireland introduces a civil unions bill in the Dáil, to be debated in early 2007.
- December 21
- ↑ http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/272954_eyman06ww.html
- ↑ http://www.ecusa.anglican.org/53785_61652_ENG_HTM.htm
- ↑ http://www.praguepost.com/articles/2006/07/12/nearly-weds.php
- ↑ http://www.elcic.ca/WebSite/ELCICInfo.nsf/infoview/E56B87F38DE646FA862571EE007077EB?OpenDocument
- ↑ http://www.anglicanjournal.com/100/article/archbishop-disciplined-for-performing-same-sex-marriage
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20061019013529/http://www.365gay.com/Newscon06/10/101606hongKong.htm
- ↑ http://www.stateline.org/live/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=136&languageId=1&contentId=20695
- ↑ http://www.ilga-europe.org/europe/about_us/annual_conference/10th_ilga_europe_annual_conference_birthday_cake_in_family_circle
- ↑ http://www.opsi.gov.uk/sr/sr2006/20060439.htm
- ↑ http://www.lawcf.org/lawreformdetail.php?ID=235
- ↑ "http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061207/samesexmarriage_vote_061207/20061207?hub=TopStories
- ↑ http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-3209.html
- ↑ http://www.ilga.org/news_results.asp?LanguageID=1&FileID=982&FileCategory=44&ZoneID=7
- ↑ http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/14/nyregion/14cnd-union.html?ex=1323752400&en=de75ee4592908c8f&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
- ↑ http://www.labour.ie/press/listing/20061214120531.html
- ↑ http://www.labour.ie/campaigns/listing/20061214124921.html
- ↑ http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=local&id=4872275
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