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Province

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    Unknown
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
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History

Homosexual activity in Alberta

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Homosexual activity in Alberta is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1969
Legal
under the criminal law amendment act.
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Same-sex marriage in Alberta

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Same-sex marriage in Alberta is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 20, 2005
Legal
The Civil Marriage Act was passed at a federal level, overriding provincial marriage law.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Alberta

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Alberta is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Alberta is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Apr 23, 2014
Legal, surgery not required
Application requires a letter from a psychiatrist, a commissioned for oaths letter from the applicant, and $20. The Vital Statistics Act's surgical requirement was defeated in court.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Alberta

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Alberta is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Alberta

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LGBT discrimination in Alberta is illegal.

Current status
Since Mar 10, 2015
Illegal
In Bill 10, a bill ensuring the right of students to form gay-straight alliances in Alberta schools, amendments were added before it was passed adding protection of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the Alberta Bill of Rights. Bill 10 goes into effect on June 1, 2015.

The Alberta Human Rights Act has not yet been explicitly modified to include gender identity and gender expression, though they continue to be read in implicitly by the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
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Oct 1, 2009–Mar 10, 2015
Illegal in some contexts
There remains no explicit protection of transgender people under the Act, though the Alberta Human Rights Commission reads in transgender rights under "gender".
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Apr 2, 1998–Oct 1, 2009
Illegal in some contexts
Sexual orientation had been read-in as a protected ground in spite of no explicit mention in the law during this span. Reading-in of transgender under "gender" is a more recent development.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Alberta

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LGBT employment discrimination in Alberta is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since June 1, 2015. Also under Bill C-16. As well there is a hate crime unit investigating complaints.
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Oct 1, 2009–Jan 1, 2017
Sexual orientation only
Sexual orientation has been explicitly protected since 2009 in the Alberta Human Rights Act. Gender identity is read-in by the Alberta Human Rights Commission under "gender" though it is not explicit in the Act, however a lengthy tribunal process makes this implicit protection inaccessible to many Albertans.
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Apr 2, 1998–Oct 1, 2009
Sexual orientation only
Sexual orientation was not included in the Alberta Human Rights act until 2009 but was "read in" by the Alberta Human Rights Commission since 1998.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Alberta

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LGBT housing discrimination in Alberta is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Bill 7 of Alberta legislature. As well under Bill C-16.
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Oct 1, 2009–Jan 1, 2017
Sexual orientation only
Sexual orientation is officially a protected group. While not explicit in the law, the Alberta Human Rights Commission reads in transgender rights under "gender", but lengthy tribunal process makes this implicit protection inaccessible to many Albertans.
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Same-sex adoption in Alberta

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Same-sex adoption in Alberta is legal.

Current status
Legal
under the albert human rights code.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Alberta

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Alberta is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Federal jurisdiction.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Alberta

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Blood donations by MSMs in Alberta is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Conversion therapy in Alberta

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Conversion therapy in Alberta is not banned.

Current status
Since Sep 5, 2017
Not banned
Southern Alberta LGBT group is trying to ban this practice. Ban on conversion therapy pending. been called to be criminalized since August 2016.
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Equal age of consent in Alberta

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Equal age of consent in Alberta is unequal.

Current status
Unequal
Set age of consent pending.
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