Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. Britain held immense sway over Canadian policy throughout the many years in which homosexuality was criminalized. In , that law was moderated slightly, when the sentence became imprisonment for a period of 10 years to life. They were almost always targeted at men, and by using consistently ambiguous language tended to give a tremendous amount of discretionary power to law enforcement. Two important events precipitated the liberalization of Canadian laws and attitudes in the late s.
TIMELINE | Same-sex rights in Canada
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Same-sex rights in Canada have come a long way since That year, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a ruling that labelled Everett Klippert a "dangerous sexual offender" and threw him in prison for admitting he was gay and that he had sex with other men. Today, homosexual Canadians enjoy much more freedom and societal acceptance. Here's a look at some of the changes that have occurred since Klippert was sent behind bars. In , Klippert is sent to prison indefinitely as a "dangerous sex offender," a sentence that was backed up by the Supreme Court of Canada that same year. Justice Minister Pierre Trudeau proposes amendments to the Criminal Code which, among other things, would relax the laws against homosexuality.
The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, 2-spirit and intersex persons
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in Canada are some of the most prominent in the Americas and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity was made lawful in Canada on June 27, , when the Criminal Law Amendment Act also known as Bill C was brought into force upon royal assent. Canada was referred to as the most gay-friendly country in the world, when it was ranked first in the Gay Travel Index chart in , and among the five safest in Forbes magazine in
Canada stands up for the protection and promotion of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, 2-spirit and intersex LGBTQ2I people globally. The human rights of all persons are universal and indivisible. Everyone should enjoy the same fundamental human rights, regardless of their sexual orientation and their gender identity and expression. Nearly 30 countries, including Canada, recognize same-sex marriage.