LGBTQI2S+ Rights: Climbing the Judicial Steps to Equality, 2020

Fifty years after Pierre Trudeau decriminalized homosexuality, twenty years after “sexual orientation” was read into the Alberta Human Rights Act (AHRA), and fifteen years after same-sex marriage was affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada, heterosexism and cissexism still exist in Canadian law and society. Laws that govern lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, two-spirit, and other (LGBTQI2S+) individuals, relationships and families are moving toward equality. However, full legal equality of LGBTQI2S+ people still does not exist.

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Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
Linda McKay-Panos, Heather Forester