Compare LGBT Rights in Canada & Netherlands

Equality Index ?
81 / 100
81 / 100
Legal Index ?
95 / 100
90 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
66 / 100
72 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1969
Legal
Since 1945
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2005
Legal
Since 2001
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 1996
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2019
Recognized
Since 2018
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2017
Illegal
Since 2023
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 1995
Legal
Since 2000
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Legal
Since 1974
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2022
Legal
Since 2024
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2022
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2019
Equal
Since 1978
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