Tag Archives: Canada

HomoQuotable – David MacDonald

“The culture of pushing sex down people’s throats is not working. There is nothing wrong with abstinence from sex. This goes for everyone who is not married to someone of the opposite sex. I’ve been single and chaste for many years after having left the gay community. You don’t die from not having sex. It’s not like air or water. …

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Canadian Students Wearing Pink Today In Anti-Bullying Campaign

Ah, Canada. Nanaimo students will wear pink today, along with tens of thousands of British Columbians, to show they will not tolerate bullying. As part of a provincewide campaign, Wednesday has been recognized as a day to don pink to deliver the anti-bullying message. The protest started after an incident at a Nova Scotia school in September 2007, when a …

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Gay Paper Supports End To Canada’s Law Against Hate Speech

A columnist in Canada’s gay magazine Xtra has come out in support of a move by MP Keith Martin to remove the provision against hate speech from the Canada Human Rights Act. Brenda Cossman: [T]he best way to get your opinions about offensive speech into the paper is to bring a human rights complaint trying to censor the offensive speech. …

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NY Man Wins Inheritance Rights To Partner’s Estate

In the first case of its kind, a New York judge has ruled that the surviving partner of a gay couple married in Canada has the right to inherit his deceased partner’s estate. Recognizing the validity of a same-sex marriage between New Yorkers contracted in Canada, a Manhattan surrogate has ruled that a man is entitled to inherit the entire …

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Canadian Polygamists Cite Gay Marriage In Their Defense

The legality of gay marriage is being cited as a defense in the case against Canadian polygamists. Canada’s decision to legalize gay marriage has paved the way for polygamy to be legal as well, a defense lawyer said Wednesday as the two leaders of rival polygamous communities made their first court appearance. The case is the first to test Canada’s …

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Canadian Geese Blamed, U.S. To Invade Botswana In Retaliation

The New York Post is calling for an intifada against the Canadian geese who are wrongfully occupying the Gotham Strip. It’s time to kill the geese. It’s especially time to kill those geese most likely to wreck another jet airliner, much as a gaggle of Canada geese seems to have brought down US Airways Flight 1549 Thursday. This time, all …

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Mormon Polygamists Arrested In Canada

Marriage is one man + one woman alert: Canada has arrested two leaders of a Mormon polygamous sect. Two top leaders of a polygamous community in western Canada have been arrested and charged with practicing polygamy, British Columbia’s attorney general said Wednesday. Attorney General Wally Oppal said Winston Blackmore is charged with marrying 20 women, while James Oler is accused …

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Crank Calling Sarah Palin

A Canadian radio duo managed to convince Sarah Palin that French President Nicolas Sarkozy was on the line. Hilarity ensues. (Via – Boy Culture)

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Canadian Pol Says “Kills Gays”

Independent candidate for the Canadian parliament David Popescu told a high school debate audience yesterday that he recommended that gays be executed. Canadian authorities are investigating and may charge Popescu with a hate crime. David Popescu was invited to participate in a federal candidates’ discussion at Sudbury Secondary School on Tuesday. He made the comment after a student asked his …

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Canada To Phelps: Stay Out!

Citing laws against hateful acts, Canadian border officials turned back members of the Westboro Baptist Church yesterday, saying that they may not enter the country to make their planned protest at the funeral of the man murdered on a Greyhound bus last week. Members of an anti-gay group which describes itself as a church have been barred from entering Canada, …

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Anonymous Takes On Scientology at Toronto Pride

I got an email from anti-Scientology group Anonymous hipping me to the above clip which combines information about Scientology’s anti-gay policies with images from the Anonymous protest in front of Scientology offices during last week’s Toronto Pride, during which Scientology members threatened protesters with physical violence. Anonymous plans on bringing hate crimes charges against the cult, which says that gay …

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The American Exception

Today the New York Times continues its American Exception series of articles on ways that the American justice system is unique in the world. And with excellent timing (considering Tuesday’s heated conversation on the issue here on JMG), today they discuss freedom of speech in an article titled Freedom To Offend. A couple of years ago, a Canadian magazine published …

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Dangerous Precedent: Canadian Pastor Censored And Fined For Anti-Gay Letters

After publishing a letter to the editor that compared gays to pedophiles and drug dealers, a Canadian pastor has been found guilty of violating human rights laws and must pay $7000 in fines. The pastor must also stop publishing any attacks against gays. A former pastor will appeal a human rights ruling that orders an apology and the payment of …

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Canada Bans Gay Organ Donors

Over the objections of many doctors, Canada’s health department has banned gay men from donating their organs. A Health Canada regulation that bans most gay men from donating organs is scientifically unjustified, virtually unenforceable and could worsen critical transplant shortages, a prominent Toronto AIDS doctor says. The regulation, which took effect in December and closely resembles blood-donor guidelines, prohibits organ …

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A Killer Wedding

Two men convicted of killing are being allowed to marry in a Canadian prison. (Montreal, Quebec) Two men in federal prison in Quebec will marry later this month in the first same-sex marriage at the Cowansville Penitentiary. David Bedard, 22, is serving a 10-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter. Sony Martin, 26, serving a life term for second-degree murder. The two …

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Wait, Did I Just Say That Out Loud?

One interesting ramification of the recent strength of the Canadian dollar is that marijuana exports to the United States are on the decline. Exporters of the famous “B.C. Bud”, one of British Columbia’s largest industries, now profit much less when selling stateside. In the plus column, the decline of the American market means more supply for stoner Canadians, who have …

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Loonies Now 1:1 Against USD

Your on-the-cheap Canadian vacations and shopping excursions are pretty much over, as the Canadian dollar hit one-to-one parity with the American dollar today, a benchmark it’s been inching towards for the last year. Loonies haven’t gone 1:1 against the USD since 1976. Topping that bit of bad news, the Euro also reached its all-time high against the USD today – …

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NYS Benefits Now Open To Gay Married

Big news! A New York judged has ruled that the state retirement system must treat all legally married same-sex couples from outside of New York the same as opposite-sex couples, dismissing a challenge from the Arizona-based anti-gay Alliance Defense Fund. The ADF filed suit based on a 2004 decision by then State Comptroller Alan Hevesi to recognize gay couples married …

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16.5% Of Gay Canadian Couples Married

Some interesting stats are coming from Canada’s 2006 census report, released today: The 2006 Canadian family portrait shows that the number of same-sex couples surged by 32.6 per cent since 2001, five times the pace of opposite-sex couples. Of Canada’s 45,345 same-sex couples, 16.5 per cent were married, according to the first-ever census count of same-sex marriages, reflecting their legalization …

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Rev. Hawkes Receives Order Of Canada

Rev. Brent Hawkes, the Toronto minister who conducted the marriage ceremonies that led to same-sex marriage being legalized nationwide, has been awarded his country’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada. Hawkes has been a minister at Toronto’s MCC for 30 years. In 2001, Hawkes won his suit against the Ontario government, forcing the province to recognize gay marriages. One …

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