Compare LGBT Rights in Canada

Equality Index ?
89 / 100
Public Opinion
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
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
90% Did not mention homosexuals
10% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
69% Justifiable
10% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
72% Agree
9% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
85% Yes
10% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
80% Yes
14% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
80% Good place
12% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1969
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2005
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderUnknown
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
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 1995
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2019
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2019
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2019
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