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Province

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    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
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Nova Scotia

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Homosexual activity in Nova Scotia is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1969
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Nova Scotia

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Same-sex marriage in Nova Scotia is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Nova Scotia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Nova Scotia is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2015
Legal, surgery not required
Not required since June 3, 2015 Under the Amendment to the Vital Statistics Act. As well under Federal Law.
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Jan 1, 2001–Jun 1, 2015
Legal, but requires surgery
In a 2001 amendment, sex change is possible but only with surgery.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Nova Scotia

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Nova Scotia is recognized.

Current status
Since Jul 9, 2019
Recognized
Nova Scotia residents can ask for an X on their birth certificate or driver's license, or they can opt to remove the gender marker altogether, free of charge.
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LGBT discrimination in Nova Scotia

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LGBT discrimination in Nova Scotia is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Protected in all public and private areas by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Nova Scotia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Nova Scotia is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Nova Scotia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Nova Scotia is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act.
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Same-sex adoption in Nova Scotia

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Same-sex adoption in Nova Scotia is legal.

Current status
Legal
All across Canada.
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Serving openly in military in Nova Scotia

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Serving openly in military in Nova Scotia is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Nova Scotia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Nova Scotia is banned (3-month deferral).

A new law will be going into effect soon.
Not yet in effect
Going into effect Sep 30, 2022
Legal
Following Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
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Current status
Jun 3, 2019–Sep 30, 2022
Banned (3-month deferral)
Following the Canadian Blood Services Guidelines.
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Aug 15, 2016–Jun 3, 2019
Banned (1-year deferral)
Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines.
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Conversion therapy in Nova Scotia

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Conversion therapy in Nova Scotia is banned.

Current status
Banned
Banned in all of Canada
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Equal age of consent in Nova Scotia

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Equal age of consent in Nova Scotia is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 2019
Equal
Under federal legislation.
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