Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Public opinion polls in British Columbia have found that acceptance for LGBTQ+ individuals is prevalent.

British Columbia Surveys

of British Columbia residents would be okay with a family member marrying someone of the same-sex

of British Columbia residents believe same-sex parents are as good as opposite-sex parents

of British Columbia residents agree legalization of same-sex marriage is a good thing
of British Columbia residents would attend a same-sex marriage if invited

History

Homosexual activity in British Columbia

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Homosexual activity in British Columbia is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 27, 1969
Legal
Criminal Law Amendment Act (Canada) 1968-1969.
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Same-sex marriage in British Columbia

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Same-sex marriage in British Columbia is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 8, 2003
Legal
British Columbia became the second province in Canada behind Ontario to legalize gay marriage.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in British Columbia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in British Columbia is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In British Columbia, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in British Columbia

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Right to change legal gender in British Columbia is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since Apr 29, 2014
Legal, no restrictions
Now, surgery is not required to change an individual's stated gender on their birth certificate.
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Until Apr 29, 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
Surgery was required
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in British Columbia

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in British Columbia is recognized.

Current status
Since Nov 1, 2018
Recognized
British Columbia residents can ask for an X gender marker on their driver’s license, identity card, birth certificate and BC Services Card.
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Until Oct 31, 2018
Not legally recognized
Before November 1st, 2018, non-binary identities were not legally recognized in British-Columbia.
Sources:
No source, check current entry
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LGBT discrimination in British Columbia

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LGBT discrimination in British Columbia is illegal.

Current status
Since 1996
Illegal
Outlined in BC Human Rights Code
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LGBT employment discrimination in British Columbia

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LGBT employment discrimination in British Columbia is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jul 25, 2016
Sexual orientation and gender identity
BC Legislature passed a bill adding gender identity to protected class in the BC Human Rights Code
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1992–Jul 25, 2016
Sexual orientation only
Gender identity is not spelled out in the BC Human Rights Code

LGBT housing discrimination in British Columbia

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LGBT housing discrimination in British Columbia is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jul 25, 2016
Sexual orientation and gender identity
BC Legislature passed a bill to include gender identity in the protected class for BC Human Rights Code
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1977–Jul 25, 2016
Sexual orientation only
Canadian Human Rights Act (1977, cited 1985) Gender identity is not spelled out in the BC Human Rights Code. However, there are a set of strict guidelines of exempt cases for housing protections on the basis of sexual orientation.
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Jan 1, 1977–Jul 15, 2016
Ambiguous
Protection under the BC Human Rights Code.
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Same-sex adoption in British Columbia

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Same-sex adoption in British Columbia is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 4, 1995
Legal
British-Columbia was the first province to allow gay couples to adopt children.

M v. H (Canada) rules that Constitution protects same-sex couples federally.
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Serving openly in military in British Columbia

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Serving openly in military in British Columbia is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 10, 1992
Legal
Douglas v. Canada (1992) lifts national ban on LGBT involvement in military.
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Blood donations by MSMs in British Columbia

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Blood donations by MSMs in British Columbia is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 30, 2022
Legal
Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
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Jun 3, 2019–Sep 30, 2022
Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
MSMs were previously put on indefinite deferral until the 2013 announcement by Canadian Blood Services, then further reduced to 3 months in 2019.
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Jan 2016–Jun 2, 2019
Banned (1-year deferral)
Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
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Jul 22, 2013–Jan 2016
Banned (5-year deferral)
Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
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Sep 26, 1998–Jul 21, 2013
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
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Conversion therapy in British Columbia

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Conversion therapy in British Columbia is banned.

Current status
Banned
Banned in all of Canada
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Equal age of consent in British Columbia

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Equal age of consent in British Columbia is equal.

Current status
Since Jun 21, 2019
Equal
Equal age of consent at 16. Previously, anal sex was set at 18.
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1892–May 1, 2008
Ambiguous
Under the Criminal Law Code at the time, age of consent to vaginal sex was raised from 12 to 14. Anal sex was not mentioned.
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