The acceptance of LGBT rights in the Americas is a complicated question and varies widely. In North America, same-sex activity is legal and accepted. Meanwhile, homosexuals can be sentenced to imprisonment for life in some Caribbean countries.
Same-sex marriage is legal in Canada since 2005, in Argentina from 2005, in Brazil and Uruguay since 2013. The United States legalised LGBT marriage in 2015, Columbia in 2016. Mexico does not have national legislation, but gay couples can marry in Mexico City and 12 states and other minor jurisdictions. The Caribbean French territories naturally adopted the European approach ((Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, and Saint Pierre & Miquelon) as the Caribbean Netherlands. Gay marriages performed in the Netherlands are also accepted in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. According to Wikipedia, more than seven hundred million people live in the Americas, who have right to the same-sex marriage. Same-sex unions are accepted in Ecuador and Chile, and gays can adopt children or serve in the military there. Gay activity is legal in 15 out of 35 countries there.
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The recent situation regarding gay marriage is in Bermuda, where the law allowed the gay marriage but the politicians do not and it became the first country, where they may cancel LGBT rights, you can read more here about this case.
Canada and the United States of America are examples, where the rights of the homosexuals are widely accepted. Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexual people can live in a civil union or marry; they can adopt children and serve in the military. There are not only laws of anti-discrimination concerning sexual activity, but there are also laws on gender identity/expression.
Countries of the Americas, where same-sex activity is prohibited, according to ILGA:
Antigua and Barbuda: jail sentence of fifteen years for same-sex activity.
Barbados: from 10 years of imprisonment for life.
Dominica: ten years in prison or the Court may order the convicted person to admit a treatment in a psychiatric hospital.
Grenada: imprisonment for ten years.
Guyana: jail sentence from two years to imprisonment for life.
Jamaica: less than ten years of hard labour.
Saint Kitts and Nevis: less than ten years in prison with or without hard labour.
Saint Lucia: imprisonment for five to ten years.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: jail sentence for ten years.
Trinidad and Tobago: Imprisonment up to twenty-five years.
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