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GAY MEN AND LESBIAN RIGHTS IN CANADA
Transcript of GAY MEN AND LESBIAN RIGHTS IN CANADA
2000 TO NOW
2000- The federal Liberal government passes on
the Bill C-23 stating to amend 68 federal statutes,
including pension benefits, bankruptcy protection,
income taxes, old age security, and immigration.
2003 Legal for same sex couples to marry.
2004- The House of Commons passed the Bill C- 250, states that it is illegal for people to publish hateful things based on sexual orientation.
2005- The Bill C-38 made Canada the fourth country to officially sanction gay marriage nationwide.
QUICK SUMMARY OF PROCESS
or COMPARISON OF CAN & USA
1960 AND 1970 HISTORY
1965-Everett George Klippert arrested from 1965-1970 for sleeping with a men.
1969-Bill C-150 was introduced by Pierre Trudeau
1977-Quebec became the first jurisdiction in the world to not allow discrimination on "sexual orientation"
Canadian Human Rights Act
bans discrimination- including unequal treatment based on sexual orientation.
Most provinces and territories have included sexual orientation in their human rights legislation as a prohibited ground of discrimination.
Now in Canada...
1980 AND 1990 HiSTORY
1982-Canada creates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
1988- The United Church of Canada becomes the first church to allow the ordination of gays lesbians
1992-Kim Campbell announces that Canada is removing its ban on homosexuals in the Canadian Forces
1995- Ontario agrees to let gays and lesbians adopt
1998- elected mayor of Winnipeg, Glen Murray becomes the first openly gay mayor
FAMOUS GAY AND LESBIAN FIGURES IN SOCIETY
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, producer, singer, and director.
Jane Marie Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is openly gay American actress, singer, and comedian.
Emmy-winning talk-show host; The Ellen Show.
Tyler Oakley (born March 22, 1989) is an American vlogger and advocate for gay youth, presenting on topics such as queer politics and pop culture.
Social media has had a profound affect on gay accpetance. People from differenrt parts of the world from diverse religions and backgrounds use social media to share their story and provide support as well as getting the word across to promote gay acceptance.
Toronto, 2001: First Successful Gay Marriage...... well sort of
How the House Of Commons voted regarding Same-sex Marriage
In 2001, a lesbian couple, Anne Vautour and Elaine Vautour and a gay couple, Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell became the first homosexual couple in Canada to tie the knot... until the government refused to register the marriage. Both couple's appeal, and a court case is born. The government insists that marriage between a same-sex couple contridicts the Charter of Righs and Freedoms. With great presistance, the case was brought to the Ontario Court of appeal, and with no time, Gay Marriage was legal in Ontario. This was the light at the end of the tunnel for gay couples.
With Canada being the 4th country in history to legalize gay marriage and the laws our government have put in place in the last 30 years, Canada is recongnized world wide as a country to look up to regarding issues such as equality.
by: andreia martins, daniela munoz and janice ceita