Change of name and legal sex available in every province and territory, under different rules, and without sex reassignment surgery. You are commenting using your WordPress. His remarks are widely criticized across Canada, and the Greater Sudbury Police Service investigates whether the comments constitute a crime under Canadian hate speech legislation. Northwest Territories Nunavut Yukon. Retrieved 13 Feb
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Sexual orientation is not defined in any human rights act, but is widely interpreted as meaning heterosexualityhomosexuality and bisexuality. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in employment, housing and public and private accommodations is banned nationwide. Gender identity is linked to an individual's intrinsic sense of self and, particularly the sense of being male or female. During the colonial period in Canada a European system of beliefs and values was virtually imposed on the First Nations. And donors who have had sex reassignment surgery will be deferred from donating blood for one year after their surgery. The decision immediately legalizes same-sex marriage in Ontario, and sets a legal precedent — over the next two years, similar court decisions legalize same-sex marriage in seven provinces and one territory before the federal Civil Marriage Act is passed in In Canada, such figures have included members of federal and provincial parliaments, professors, artists, judges and lawyers, clergy, and members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
This page was last edited on 24 Januaryat On behalf of the government, Parliament, and the people of Canada: Archived from the original on The ruling had a wide impact since section 15 applies to all laws, including human rights acts that prohibit discrimination by all employers, landlords, service providers and governments. Inthe Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Egan v Canada that "sexual orientation" should be 'read in' to Section Transgender people and cross-dressing practices have been recorded and documented in Canada for centuries.