Compare LGBT Rights in Canada

Equality Index ?
83 / 100
Legal Index ?
100 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
66 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
89% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
79% Favor
15% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
17% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
76% Support marriage or legal recognition
10% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
21% Not much/not at all
61% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
78% Strongly/somewhat agree
13% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
51% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
49% Strongly/somewhat agree
36% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
40% Strongly/somewhat agree
47% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
62% Justifiable
10% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
90% Did not mention homosexuals
10% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
82% Support
8% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
81% Agree
13% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
72% Agree
9% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
85% Yes
10% No
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
76% Approve
24% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
80% Approve
20% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
53% Yes
29% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
80% Yes
14% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
80% Good place
12% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
33% Justifiable
25% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
84% Did not mention homosexuals
14% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
32% Justifiable
31% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
83% Did not mention homosexuals
17% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
8% Justifiable
60% Not justifiable
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1969
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2005
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2017
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2017
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2015
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 1995
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2022
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2022
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2019
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