New Brunswick, Canada LGBT Laws

Civil Unions, Partners: Domestic, Registered Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [MARRIAGE]
1. Province

In February 2000, attorneys-general from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut confirmed they were still reviewing their legislation with an eye to making changes giving gay pairs the same benefits as heterosexual couples [R1.1].

R1.1 Canadian Press: “Bill Won’t Alter Definition of “Spouse”” 11 FEB 00
Gender Identity, Intersex,
Transgender, Transexual
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Legislation/Cases/References
1. Province

On 05 May 2017, Bills 51 and 37 (see below) came into effect upon receipt of Royal Assent [L1.3], [L1.2].

On 26 April 2017, the legislature passed Bill 51 (An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act) adds ”gender identity and expression” as well as ”family status” to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination under the province’s human-rights code, and Bill 37 (An Act Respecting the Change of Name Act and the Vital Statistics Act) amends the Vital Statistics Act to give New Brunswick residents the right to legally change the gender marker on their government-issued ID without requiring gender-confirming surgery [R1.1].

2. Courts & Tribunals

In July 2000, Superior Court Judge Douglas Hague ordered Wal-Mart to pay more than US$2 million to a former cashier who said he was harassed and fired after a boss learned he was undergoing a male-to-female sex change [R2.1].

L1.3 Legislative Assembly: An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act 05 MAY 17
L1.2 Legislative Assembly: An Act Respecting the Change of Name Act and the Vital Statistics Act 05 MAY 17
R1.1 Daily!Xtra: New Brunswick trans-rights bills pass final reading 28 APR 17
2. Courts & Tribunals
R2.1 Associated Press: “Wal-Mart Ordered To Pay in Bias Case” 18 JUL 00
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
1. Federal

See Federal – Marriage

2. Province

In September 2004, Attorney General Brad Green said his province won’t recognize any marriage other than those between a man and a woman until the federal law is changed [R2.1].

R2.1 CBCnews.ca: “Nova Scotia Legalizes Same-sex Marriages” 24 SEP 04
Parenting, Adoption, Fostering Legislation/Cases/References
1. Province

New Brunswick law does not permit same-sex couples or individuals to adopt children [R1.1].

2. Courts & Tribunals

In August 2004, a human rights board in New Brunswick ruled that a person in a same-sex relationship can adopt their partner’s child and be legally named as a co-parent [R2.1].

R1.1 Associated Press: “Children’s Aid Society Seeks Gay Foster Parents” 24 OCT 02
R2.1 MCV: “Canada Adoption Rights” 27 AUG 04
Violence: Bullying, Domestic Violence, Harassment, Victimisation, Vilification Legislation/Cases/References
1. Courts & Tribunals

On 28 August 2000, it was reported that a retrial of the Ricky Bourdouvales case was granted. Outcome unknown [R1.2].

In July 2000, Superior Court Judge Douglas Hague ordered Wal-Mart to pay more than US$2 million to Ricky E Bourdouvales, a former cashier who said he was harassed and fired after a boss learned he was undergoing a male-to-female sex change [R1.1].

R1.2 AP News Archive: Verdict Against Wal-Mart Set Aside 17 AUG 00
R1.1 Associated Press: “Wal-Mart Ordered To Pay in Bias Case” 18 JUL 00