Province

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    N/A
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Alberta

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1969)
Legal
under the criminal law amendment act.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex marriage in Alberta

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Current status
(since Jul 20, 2005)
Legal
The Civil Marriage Act was passed at a federal level, overriding provincial marriage law.
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Right to change legal gender in Alberta

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Current status
(since Apr 23, 2014)
Legal, surgery not required
Application requires a letter from a psychiatrist, a commissioned for oaths letter from the applicant, and $20. The Vital Statistics Act's surgical requirement was defeated in court.
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Same-sex adoption in Alberta

?
Current status
Legal
under the albert human rights code.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Alberta

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Current status
(since Mar 10, 2015)
Illegal
In Bill 10, a bill ensuring the right of students to form gay-straight alliances in Alberta schools, amendments were added before it was passed adding protection of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the Alberta Bill of Rights. Bill 10 goes into effect on June 1, 2015.

The Alberta Human Rights Act has not yet been explicitly modified to include gender identity and gender expression, though they continue to be read in implicitly by the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
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Oct 1, 2009–Mar 10, 2015
Illegal in some contexts
There remains no explicit protection of transgender people under the Act, though the Alberta Human Rights Commission reads in transgender rights under "gender".
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Apr 2, 1998–Oct 1, 2009
Illegal in some contexts
Sexual orientation had been read-in as a protected ground in spite of no explicit mention in the law during this span. Reading-in of transgender under "gender" is a more recent development.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Alberta

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Current status
(since Oct 1, 2017)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since June 1, 2015. Also under Bill C-16. As well there is a hate crime unit investigating complaints.
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Oct 1, 2009–Jan 1, 2017
Sexual orientation only
Sexual orientation has been explicitly protected since 2009 in the Alberta Human Rights Act. Gender identity is read-in by the Alberta Human Rights Commission under "gender" though it is not explicit in the Act, however a lengthy tribunal process makes this implicit protection inaccessible to many Albertans.
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Apr 2, 1998–Oct 1, 2009
Sexual orientation only
Sexual orientation was not included in the Alberta Human Rights act until 2009 but was "read in" by the Alberta Human Rights Commission since 1998.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Alberta

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Current status
(since Oct 1, 2017)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Bill 7 of Alberta legislature. As well under Bill C-16.
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Oct 1, 2009–Jan 1, 2017
Sexual orientation only
Sexual orientation is officially a protected group. While not explicit in the law, the Alberta Human Rights Commission reads in transgender rights under "gender", but lengthy tribunal process makes this implicit protection inaccessible to many Albertans.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Alberta

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Current status
N/A
Federal jurisdiction.
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Equal age of consent in Alberta

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Current status
Unequal
Set age of consent pending.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Alberta

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Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
from the Canadian blood services website. Legalization pending.
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Conversion therapy in Alberta

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Current status
(since Sep 5, 2017)
Not banned
Southern Alberta LGBT group is trying to ban this practice. Ban on conversion therapy pending. been called to be criminalized since August 2016.
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