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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
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

By The Numbers

66%
of Ontarians would be okay with a family member marrying someone of the same-sex
86%
of Ontarians easily accepted the coming out of a family member
93%
of Ontarians are comfortable around same-sex parents
77%
of Ontarians believe same-sex parents are as good as opposite-sex parents
63%
of Ontarians agree legalization of same-sex marriage is a good thing
68%
of Ontarians would attend a same-sex marriage if invited

History

Homosexual activity in Ontario

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Homosexual activity in Ontario is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 27, 1969
Legal
Introduced by Pierre Trudeau in the omnibus bill The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69.
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Same-sex marriage in Ontario

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Same-sex marriage in Ontario is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 10, 2003
Legal
Through the case Halpern v. Canada, the definition of marriage as "one man and one woman" was changed to “the voluntary union for life of two persons to the exclusion of all others” to comply with the couples' equality rights under section 15(1) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ontario

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ontario is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Oct 12, 2012
Legal, surgery not required
Ontario-born can now change their assigned gender on their birth certificate without proof of surgery. Other documents can be changed regardless of birthplace without proof of surgery.
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Apr 11, 2012–Oct 12, 2012
Legal, but requires surgery
It is legal in Ontario to change one's birth certificate and driver's license without surgery, provided (among other items) a signed letter from a physician or psychologist.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Ontario

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Ontario is recognized.

Current status
Since 2018
Recognized
Ontario allows residents to use an X gender marker on birth certificates, health cards and driving licenses as well as to remove the marker altogether.
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LGBT discrimination in Ontario

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LGBT discrimination in Ontario is illegal.

Current status
Since Jun 15, 1962
Illegal
Ontario's Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination and harassment because of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in housing, contracts, employment, goods, services, facilities, and membership in unions or professional associations.

The Code is enforced by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
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Jun 15, 1962–Oct 1, 2017
Illegal
Under Provincial protection and Federal protection including Bill C-16.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ontario

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

Current status
Since Jun 15, 1962
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Ontario's Human Rights Code states that every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination or harassment because of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

The Code is enforced by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ontario

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2012
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Various forms of discrimination are prohibited for protected classes including sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
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Same-sex adoption in Ontario

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Same-sex adoption in Ontario is legal.

Current status
Since May 25, 1995
Legal
There are no laws in Canada against same-sex couples adoption children.
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Serving openly in military in Ontario

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Serving openly in military in Ontario is legal.

Current status
Legal
Covered by federal law, Ontario has no provincial military.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ontario

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Blood donations by MSMs in Ontario is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 30, 2022
Legal
Following the Canadian Blood Services guidelines, men who have sex with men will be allowed to donate on September 30, 2022 and onwards without a deferral.
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Jun 3, 2019–Sep 30, 2022
Banned (3-month deferral)
Blood donations in Ontario are managed by Canadian Blood Services and thus follow its guidelines.
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Conversion therapy in Ontario

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Conversion therapy in Ontario is banned.

Current status
Since Jun 4, 2015
Banned
On June 4, Ontario unanimously passed a Bill 77 "Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act" banning "any practice that seeks to change or direct the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years of age, including efforts to change or direct the patient's behavior or gender expression."
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Equal age of consent in Ontario

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Equal age of consent in Ontario is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 2019
Equal
Under federal legislation.
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