Province

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

History

Homosexual activity in Ontario

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Current status
(since Jun 27, 1969)
Legal
Introduced by Pierre Trudeau in the omnibus bill The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69.
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Same-sex marriage in Ontario

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Current status
(since Jun 10, 2003)
Legal
Through the case Halpern v. Canada, the definition of marriage as "one man and one woman" was changed to “the voluntary union for life of two persons to the exclusion of all others” to comply with the couples' equality rights under section 15(1) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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Right to change legal gender in Ontario

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Current status
(since Oct 12, 2012)
Legal, surgery not required
Ontario-born can now change their assigned gender on their birth certificate without proof of surgery. Other documents can be changed regardless of birthplace without proof of surgery.
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Apr 11, 2012–Oct 12, 2012
Legal, but requires surgery
It is legal in Ontario to change one's birth certificate and driver's license without surgery, provided (among other items) a signed letter from a physician or psychologist.
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Same-sex adoption in Ontario

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Current status
(since May 25, 1995)
Legal
There are no laws in Canada against same-sex couples adoption children.
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LGBT discrimination in Ontario

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Jun 15, 1962–Oct 1, 2017
Illegal
Under Provincial protection and Federal protection including Bill C-16.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jun 15, 1962)
Illegal in some contexts
Ontario's Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination and harassment because of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in housing, contracts, employment, goods, services, facilities, and membership in unions or professional associations.

The Code is enforced by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ontario

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Current status
(since Jun 15, 1962)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Ontario's Human Rights Code states that every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination or harassment because of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

The Code is enforced by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ontario

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2012)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Various forms of discrimination are prohibited for protected classes including sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ontario

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Current status
N/A
Covered by federal law, Ontario has no provincial military.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ontario

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Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
According to the Canadian Blood Bank.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Ontario

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Current status
Unequal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Ontario

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Current status
(since Jun 4, 2015)
Banned
On June 4, Ontario unanimously passed a Bill 77 "Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act" banning "any practice that seeks to change or direct the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years of age, including efforts to change or direct the patient's behavior or gender expression."
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