Northwest Territories, Canada LGBT Laws

Adoption of Children Legislation/Cases/References
1. Province

Northwest Territories law allows same-sex couples to jointly adopt children [R1.1].

R1.1 The Ottawa Citizen: “Children’s Aid Society Seeks Gay Foster parents” 20 OCT 02
Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
1. Province

In 2002, the Northwest Territories Human Rights Act prohibited discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity [R1.1].

R1.1 Canadian Press: “Northwest Territories First in Canada to Pass Law Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination” 05 NOV 02
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
(see also PARTNERS)
1. Federal

See Federal – Marriage

2. Province

In July 2005, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, Prince Edward Island and Nunavut were the only jurisdictions that hadn’t recognized same-sex marriages [R2.1].

R2.1 Globe & Mail: “Canadian Same-sex Marriage Bill Receives Royal Assent” 20 JUL 05
Partners Legislation/Cases/References
(see also INHERITANCEMARRIAGEPROPERTY)
1. Province

In 1997, the legislature of Canada’s Northwest Territories voted against allowing same-sex alimony and survivor pensions [R1.1].

R1.1 Capital Q: “Gay Benefits Out” 05 NOV 97
Transgender, Transsexual Legislation/Cases/References
1. Province

In 2002, the Northwest Territories Human Rights Act prohibited discrimination on the grounds of gender identity [R1.1].

R1.1 Canadian Press: “Northwest Territories First in Canada to Pass Law Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination” 05 NOV 02