A cascade of legal victories for LGBT people followed from precedents set in the s. Under Recent ruling by the Federal Government. He sued the government of Alberta. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Gays Should Be Hanged.
Gender identity is only implicitly protected under interpretation of the law by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
Canada sets international example in LGBT rights
Current status since Jan 1, In The Canadian Encyclopedia. I'm a print subscriber, link to my account Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? In Canada, same-sex sexual activities between consenting adults were considered crimes punishable by imprisonment before He sued the government of Alberta. The resettlement of the Chechen refugees represents a concrete example of standard-setting. LGBT discrimination in Canada?
Two important events precipitated the liberalization of Canadian laws and attitudes in the late s. Sexual orientation and gender identity. The clash between LGBT rights and religious freedom has also come to the fore. May 1, —Sep 18, InCanada increased the age of sexual consent from 14 to As co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition, Canada is well-placed to play a more proactive role on the international stage. The following year, sexual orientation was added to the Canadian Human Rights Act, which covers federally-regulated activities.