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litui added an entry to Ontario.
LGBT housing discrimination: Sexual orientation and gender identity from Jan 1, 2012 to now.
Various forms of discrimination are prohibited for protected classes including sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
litui added an entry to Canada.
LGBT housing discrimination: Sexual orientation and gender identity from past to now.
Housing and tenancy typically falls under provincial jurisdiction.
litui added an entry to Alberta.
LGBT discrimination: Illegal from Mar 10, 2015 to now.
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.
litui added an entry to Canada.
LGBT employment discrimination: Sexual orientation only from Jun 1, 1996 to Jan 1, 2017.
Federal human rights law applies directly to only federal government employment and employers which fall under federal jurisdiction. Gender identity is only implicitly protected under interpretation of the law by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Attempts have been made to have gender identity and gender expression added as protected classes to both the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code, though none of these attempts so far has been successful. Provincial human rights acts are separate, but Supreme Court precedent exists for requiring provinces to protect the same classes as the Canadian Human Rights Act. At this time all provinces protect against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Of the provinces only Ontario has explicit protection on the basis of both gender identity and gender expression in its human rights code, though several provide implicit protections on the basis of gender identity or "transsexualism" under the category of "sex" or "gender".
litui added an entry to Alberta.
Homosexuals serving openly in military: N/A from past to now.
Federal jurisdiction.
litui added an entry to Ontario.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Apr 11, 2012 to Oct 12, 2012.
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.
litui added an entry to Canada.
Conversion therapy: Varies by Region from past to now.
Conversion therapy in Canada is not yet banned at a Federal level and many ex-gay organizations and groups who endorse conversion/reparative therapy continue to operate as registered charities. Some provinces have made gestures or passed laws to make conversion therapy illegal both for sexual orientation and gender identity.
litui added an entry to Alberta.
LGBT employment discrimination: Sexual orientation only from Apr 2, 1998 to Oct 1, 2009.
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.
litui added an entry to Alberta.
LGBT employment discrimination: Sexual orientation only from Oct 1, 2009 to Jan 1, 2017.
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.
litui added an entry to Alberta.
LGBT discrimination: Illegal in some contexts from Apr 2, 1998 to Oct 1, 2009.
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.
litui added an entry to Alberta.
LGBT housing discrimination: Sexual orientation only from Oct 1, 2009 to Jan 1, 2017.
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.
litui added an entry to Alberta.
LGBT discrimination: Illegal in some contexts from Oct 1, 2009 to Mar 10, 2015.
There remains no explicit protection of transgender people under the Act, though the Alberta Human Rights Commission reads in transgender rights under "gender".
litui added an entry to Alberta.
Same-sex marriage: Legal from Jul 20, 2005 to now.
The Civil Marriage Act was passed at a federal level, overriding provincial marriage law.
litui added an entry to New Mexico.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from 2006 to now.
Requires notarized statement from attending physician or person in charge of an institution that sex has been changed via surgery, along with a name change order. No options for non-surgical and non-binary trans people. No intersex gender marker.