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NUNAVUT

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Access to Children
Adoption of Children
Age of Consent
Anti-Vilification
Artifical Insemination
Assisted Reproduction
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Custody of Children
Discrimination
Fostering Children
Gender Identity
Harassment
Hate Crimes
HIV/Aids
Homosexuality
Inheritance
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
Marriage
Parenting
Partners
Property
Sodomy
Transgender, Transsexual
Violence
Wrongful Death

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Adoption of Children Legislation/Cases/References
1.

Territory

In 2002, Nunavut law did not permit same-sex couples or individuals to adopt children [R1.1].

R1.1 Associated Press: "Children's Aid Society Seeks Gay Foster Parents" 24 OCT 02
Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
1.

Territory

On 13 March 2017, the Legislative Assembly voted unanimously passing the comprehensive Bill 31 amending the Human Rights Act to include gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds of discrimination [R1.4].

On 13 December 2016, it was reported that Bill 31, which would add ''gender identity'' and ''gender expression'' to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination under the territory’s Human Rights Act, has already cleared two readings through the non-partisan, consensus-based territorial assembly. It is expected to pass its third and final reading during the winter session, in February and March 2017 [R1.3].

On 04 November 2003, Nunavut MLAs voted narrowly to pass Bill 33, the Human Rights Act [R1.2].

The Bill is aimed at protecting against discrimination because of race, gender or sexual orientation [R1.1].

Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik has said his government is committed to passing the act.

R1.4 DailyXtra!: Nunavut passes trans-rights law 14 MAR 17
R1.3 DailyXtra: Nunavut and Yukon to enact trans-rights bills 13 DEC 16
R1.2 Nunatsiaq News: "Human Rights Bill Passes by Narrow Margin" 07 NOV 03
R1.1 CBC North: "Nunavut Must Protect Gay Rights, MP Says" 16 JUN 03

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Gender Identity, Intersex,
Transgender, Transexual

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Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [DISCRIMINATION]
1.

Territory

On 13 March 2017, the Legislative Assembly voted unanimously passing the comprehensive Bill 31 amending the Human Rights Act to include gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds of discrimination [R1.2].

On 13 December 2016, it was reported that Bill 31, which would add ''gender identity'' and ''gender expression'' to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination under the territory’s Human Rights Act, has already cleared two readings through the non-partisan, consensus-based territorial assembly. It is expected to pass its third and final reading during the winter session, in February and March 2017 [R1.1].

R1.2 DailyXtra!: Nunavut passes trans-rights law 14 MAR 17
R1.1 DailyXtra: Nunavut and Yukon to enact trans-rights bills 13 DEC 16
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
(see also PARTNERS)
1.

Federal

See Federal - Marriage

2.

Territory

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


In 2003, Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik said the Territory would not perform same-sex marriages unless compelled to do so by federal law [R2.2].

However, he added, the territory will recognize same-sex unions performed outside its boundaries.

R2.1 Globe & Mail: "Canadian Same-sex Marriage Bill Receives Royal Assent" 20 JUL 05
R2.2 Nunatsiaq News: "Nunavut Decides Against Same-sex Marriage Ceremonies" 07 NOV 03
Partners Legislation/Cases/References
1.

Territory

In November 1999, attorneys-general from Nunavut, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Manitoba and Saskatchewan confirmed they were still reviewing their legislation with an eye to making changes to grant benefits to same-sex couples [R1.1].

R1.1 Canadian Press: "Bill Won't Alter Definition of "Spouse"" 11 FEB 00

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