LGBT rights in Canada

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Canada are some of the most advanced in the world. During the British North America era, same-sex relationships were illegal. They were punishable with capital punishment. Homosexual activity became legal in 1969. Same-sex marriage became legal in 2005.[1][2]

Legal summary[change | change source]

Same-sex sexual activity legal Yes since 1969
Anti-discrimination laws in employment only Yes
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services Yes
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech) Yes
Recognition of same-sex couples (e.g. registered partnership or civil union, etc) Yes since 2000
Step-child adoption by same-sex couples Yes
Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military Yes
Same-sex marriages Yes since 2005

References[change | change source]

  1. "Canada Legalizes Gay Marriage". FOX News. 20 July 2005. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  2. "Gay Marriage Is Extended Nationwide in Canada". The Washington Post. 29 June 2005. Retrieved 29 March 2016.