Marriage, Homophobia, and Substantive Equality

Marriage, Homophobia, and Substantive Equality Mariage, homophobie et égalité véritable The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Reference re Same-Sex Marriage came as no surprise to anybody – or at least to those familiar with the Court’s obligations in interpreting and applying Charter rights and freedoms, and the relative ease that it […]

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Should Feminists Care About Equal Marriage for Same-Sex Couples?

Equal marriage for same sex couples developed as the wedge social issue in the June 2004 federal election. We witnessed Liberal politicians proudly waving the rainbow flag, a sharp contrast to a year earlier when most of them had trouble saying “lesbian and gay” without first interjecting an “um” or taking in a little breathe […]

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Surrey Book Banning Case

“Tolerance is always age-appropriate,” Supreme Court rules. Egale Canada delighted at victory for diverse families in the classroom Egale Canada reacted with delight at the release of the Supreme Court decision in the Surrey Book Banning case. By a 7-2 majority, Canada’s highest court unequivocally rejected the Surrey School Board’s attempt to ban from the […]

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Draft Bill on Civil Unions: Is the Quebec Government about to Create Separate Equality for Same-Sex Couples and their Children?

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. After 28 years of living together as a couple, Michael Hendricks and René LeBoeuf, two gay men, claimed the legal right to marry before Quebec’s Superior Court in November 2001. Their claim is similar to those presented a few weeks earlier by some 10 lesbian and gay couples […]

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