Compare LGBT Rights in Canada & United States

Equality Index ?
89 / 100
78 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
82% Support
8% Against
72% Support
15% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
81% Agree
13% Disagree
72% Agree
22% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
90% Did not mention homosexuals
10% Mentioned homosexuals
81% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
69% Justifiable
10% Not justifiable
48% Justifiable
25% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
72% Agree
9% Disagree
53% Agree
17% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
85% Yes
10% No
72% Yes
21% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
80% Yes
14% No
60% Yes
33% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
80% Good place
12% Not a good place
70% Good place
22% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1969
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2005
Legal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderUnknownLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2017
Unknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2017
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2020
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
Varies by Region
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityVaries by Region
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 1995
Varies by Region
Since 1986
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Legal
Since 2021
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2019
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2015
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionVaries by Region
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2019
Varies by Region
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