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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
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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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 20, 2005
Legal
Civil Marriage Act 2005 (Canada)
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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, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Apr 29, 2014
Legal, surgery not required
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 unknown.

Current status
Unknown

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 May 19, 1999
Legal
M v. H (Canada) rules that Constitution protects same-sex couples.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in British Columbia

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in British Columbia is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 1, 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 banned (3-month deferral).

Current status
Since Jun 3, 2019
Banned (3-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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Jun 3, 20192020
Banned (3-month deferral)
Waiting period moved to 3 months for MSMs in May 2019
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Jul 22, 2013–Sep 25, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
According to Canadian Blood Bank.
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Conversion therapy in British Columbia

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Conversion therapy in British Columbia is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No legislation to date mentions conversion therapy.
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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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