Compare LGBT Rights in Canada & United States

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
80% support
14% against
60% support
33% against
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1969
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2005
Since 2015
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 1995
Varies by Region
Since 1986
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2017
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2020
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityVaries by Region
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Since 2016
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2019
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2015
Equal age of consentUnequal
Since 2008
Varies by Region
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionVaries by Region
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