On June 15, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that protecting the rights of LGBT+ university students from discrimination is more important than the religious freedom to discriminate against them.
On July 20, 2005, the Canadian Civil Marriage Act received royal assent, meaning persons of the same sex could legally get married in Canada.
Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms used to state that every individual is to be considered equal regardless of religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, sex, age or physical or mental disability. It did not explicitly include sexual orientation. Activist Jim Egan took the matter to the Supreme Court of Canada and was successful. The Court held that although “sexual orientation” is not listed, it is an equivalent ground on which claims of discrimination may be based. In other words, on May 25, 1995, Canadians could no longer legally discriminate against queers.
In Canada, until 1961, all “murder” convictions resulted in the sentence of execution. Murder was then divided into non-capital and capital murder, but still included the death penalty.
On June 27, 1969, the federal government enacted the Criminal Law Amendment Act (also known as Bill C-150) which decriminalized homosexuality, meaning you could no longer be arrested and jailed for being queer in Canada.