In Canada, same-sex sexual activities between consenting adults were considered crimes punishable by imprisonment before That year, the Canadian government passed an omnibus bill decriminalizing private sexual acts between two people over the age of 21 — a breakthrough in treating gay men, lesbians and bisexuals equally under the law. Almost ten years later, in , Quebec became the first jurisdiction in Canada to amend its provincial charter of human rights to include sexual orientation as a prohibited ground for discrimination. In , the Canadian Human Rights Act was amended to specifically include sexual orientation as one of the prohibited grounds of discrimination. This inclusion was a clear declaration by Parliament that gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians are entitled to "an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives they are able and wish to have [
LGBT rights in Canada
The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People | American Civil Liberties Union
LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents in Canada have undergone significant progress in terms of both legal and social acceptance. Same-sex couples who wish for parenthood now enjoy equally the possibilities, responsibilities and rights of opposite-sex couples. Following the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage in , the number of LGBT families in Canada has increased substantially, paving the way for same-sex couples' aspirations of having their own children. Legal methods of assisted reproduction range from insemination via IVF through to surrogacy arrangements. Queer was previously used as a derogatory term; in the s it was re-appropriated by activists and today is used an umbrella term to describe persons who hold gender and sexual identities not understood as oppositional to heterosexual identities see Heterosexuality.
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Egale Canada is a national organization committed to advancing equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified people, and their families, across Canada. Egale has members in every province and territory of the country. Our Board of Directors is comprised of an elected male and female representative from each of six regions of Canada. Egale has intervened before the Supreme Court of Canada in every gay rights case that has reached the Court, including Egan v. Canada, Mossop v.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in Canada are some of the most advanced in the Americas and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity has been lawful in Canada since June 27, , when the Criminal Law Amendment Act also known as Bill C came into force upon royal assent. Canada is considered the most gay-friendly country in the world, being ranked first in the Gay Travel Index chart since , and among the five safest in Forbes magazine since Transgender people and cross-dressing practices have been recorded and documented in Canada for centuries.