September 1993:The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe asked Romania to amend its legislation so that Article 2000 of the Penal Code will not incriminate homosexual relations.
March 1994:Amnesty International wrote to the Constitutional Court of Romania urging the abolition of the Article 200 (paragraphs 1 and 4)
September 1996:Romanian Parliament changes wording of Article 200 from the Penal Code
“Same sex relations shall be punished by 1 to 5 years’ imprisonment if taking place in public places or if causing public scandal.’’
October 1996:ACCEPT Association is legally registered in Bucharest having as its main mission the repeal of anti-gay legislation
March 1998:ACCEPT submits to the Ministry of Justice a draft law proposing the wording to abolish article 200 of the Penal Code
March 1998:Mariana Cetiner, last prisoner sentenced under art. 200, is released by Presidential Decree, one day before President’s Constantinescu state visit to the Netherlands
May 1998:Romanian Government submits a first draft law to Parliament to modify
the Penal Code, including the abolishment of article 200.