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Canada sets international example in LGBT rights
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer identified People and Mental Health
Here are selected data on assorted topics related to same-sex couples living in the same household and sexual orientation. According to the census, the number of same-sex married couples nearly tripled between and , while the number of same-sex common-law couples rose As a result, married couples represented about 3 in 10 same-sex couples in , nearly twice the share of Beginning in , children living with two parents could be distinguished as living with either opposite-sex or same-sex parents in the census. Source: " Enduring diversity: Living arrangements of children in Canada over years of the census ," Demographic Documents , released Tuesday, April 29, Several concepts can be used to measure sexual orientation.
Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in Canada are some of the most advanced in the Americas and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity has been lawful in Canada since June 27, , when the Criminal Law Amendment Act also known as Bill C came into force upon royal assent. Canada has frequently been referred to as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world, with its largest cities often named among the most gay-friendly cities in the world, and featuring their own gay areas and communities such as Toronto 's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, Montreal 's Gay Village commercial district , Vancouver 's Davie Village and Ottawa 's Bank Street Gay Village. Transgender people and cross-dressing practices have been recorded and documented in Canada for centuries. Different indigenous groups have had their own traditions and terms to refer to transgender people, gender variance or sexual identity.
Same-sex marriage has been legalized in in twenty-seven countries, including the United States, and civil unions are recognized in many Western democracies. Yet same-sex marriage remains banned in many countries, and the expansion of broader lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights has been uneven globally. International organizations, including the United Nations, have issued resolutions in support of LGBT rights, but human rights groups say these organizations have limited power to enforce these newly recognized rights. Civil Society.