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
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (5-year deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in British Columbia

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Current status
(since Jun 27, 1969)
Legal
Criminal Law Amendment Act (Canada) 1968-1969.
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Same-sex marriage in British Columbia

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Current status
(since Jul 20, 2005)
Legal
Civil Marriage Act 2005 (Canada)
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Right to change legal gender in British Columbia

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Current status
(since Apr 29, 2014)
Legal, surgery not required
Now, surgery is not required to change an individual's stated gender on their birth certificate.
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Until Apr 29, 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
Surgery was required
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Same-sex adoption in British Columbia

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Current status
(since May 19, 1999)
Legal
M v. H (Canada) rules that Constitution protects same-sex couples.
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LGBT discrimination in British Columbia

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Current status
(since 1996)
Illegal
Outlined in BC Human Rights Code
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Current status
(since 1996)
Illegal
Outlined in BC Human Rights Code
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LGBT employment discrimination in British Columbia

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Current status
(since Jul 25, 2016)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
BC Legislature passed a bill adding gender identity to protected class in the BC Human Rights Code
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1992–Jul 25, 2016
Sexual orientation only
Gender identity is not spelled out in the BC Human Rights Code

LGBT housing discrimination in British Columbia

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Current status
(since Jul 25, 2016)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
BC Legislature passed a bill to include gender identity in the protected class for BC Human Rights Code
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Jan 1, 1977–Jul 15, 2016
Ambiguous
Protection under the BC Human Rights Code.
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1977–Jul 25, 2016
Sexual orientation only
Canadian Human Rights Act (1977, cited 1985) Gender identity is not spelled out in the BC Human Rights Code. However, there are a set of strict guidelines of exempt cases for housing protections on the basis of sexual orientation.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in British Columbia

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Current status
(since Dec 1, 1992)
Legal
Douglas v. Canada (1992) lifts national ban on LGBT involvement in military.
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Blood donations by MSMs in British Columbia

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Current status
(since Jul 22, 2013)
Banned (5-year deferral)
MSMs were previously put on indefinite deferral until the 2013 announcement by Canadian Blood Services.
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Jul 22, 2013–Sep 25, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
According to Canadian Blood Bank.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in British Columbia

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Current status
(since May 1, 2008)
Unequal
Vaginal sex- 16 years, Anal sex- 18 years.
Canadian Criminal Law Code amended, raising age of consent to vaginal sex from 14 to 16.
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1892–May 1, 2008
Ambiguous
Under the Criminal Law Code at the time, age of consent to vaginal sex was raised from 12 to 14. Anal sex was not mentioned.
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Conversion therapy in British Columbia

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Sep 14, 2016–Jun 11, 2018
Ambiguous
Only criminalized in the city of Vancouver. If backed It will be outlawed province wide. State wide conversion therapy ban pending.
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Current status
Ambiguous
No legislation to date mentions conversion therapy.
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