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CANADA

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Different for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Recognized on national level
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Only in some areas
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Is your healthcare affected by your sexual orientation or gender identity in CANADA?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No, my healthcare is the same

Yes, it is more expensive (5%) Yes, I was dropped from my insurance plan (0 %) My coverage is different because of my sexual orientation (0 %) No, my healthcare is the same (94%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in CANADA...
Heather and Jeannie (user currently living in CANADA) posted for gay lesbian readers on 29/06/2010
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Hello, my name is Heather and I met my partner five and a half years ago at a Bible College in New Brunswick. She is an American and I am Canadian. We have each taken turns working lots of hours and the other schooling so that we could be in the same country together. WE were married in July of 2008 in Canada, where it was legal. We lived in Maine though because I was finishing school and Jeannie hd like three social work jobs. My visa ended this May (2010) and I was forced to move back to Canada. Jeannie has followed but is not legal yet, because it costs almost a total of $2000, which a social worker can't save up when trying to live and pay for two people to survive. Has anyone else had this issue? Is there another way around the fees?
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Heather and Jeannie (user currently living in CANADA) posted for gay lesbian readers on 29/06/2010
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Hello, my name is Heather and I met my partner five and a half years ago at a Bible College in New Brunswick. She is an American and I am Canadian. We have each taken turns working lots of hours and the other schooling so that we could be in the same country together. WE were married in July of 2008 in Canada, where it was legal. We lived in Maine though because I was finishing school and Jeannie hd like three social work jobs. My visa ended this May (2010) and I was forced to move back to Canada. Jeannie has followed but is not legal yet, because it costs almost a total of $2000, which a social worker can't save up when trying to live and pay for two people to survive. Has anyone else had this issue? Is there another way around the fees?
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