Genghis Khan enforced ban on gay lifestyle

Chinese experts at the Research Institute of Ancient Mongolian Laws and Sociology in Inner Mongolia have determined that Genghis Khan's code of laws may have contained the earliest recorded ban on homosexuality.

The experts have based this claim on article 48 of the law which stated that men who "committed sodomy shall be put to death". In the same category were offenders who damaged grassland with unauthorized excavations or started fires.