The Equality Rights Statute Amendment Act formally An Act to Amend Ontario Statutes to Provide for the Equal Treatment of Persons in Spousal Relationshipscommonly known as Billwas a proposed law in the Canadian province of Ontariointroduced by the government of Bob Rae inwhich would have provided same-sex couples with rights and obligations mostly equal to those of opposite-sex common law couples by amending the definition of "spouse" in 79 provincial statutes. Despite the changes, the bill did not formally confer same-sex marriage rights in the province, as the definition of marriage in Canada is under federal jurisdiction; instead, the bill proposed a status similar to civil unions for same-sex couples, although it was not explicitly labelled as such since the term was not yet in widespread international use. The legislation was in part a response to a ruling by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in the case of Michael Leshner and Michael Stark which obligated the government to provide spousal benefits to same-sex partners of government employees.
In his more than seven decades, Sinclair Russell has witnessed a seismic shift in societal attitudes toward gay people. Russell, 73, was raised in the hamlet of Carnarvon in Haliburton County. However, he and his siblings were born at Toronto Western Hospital.
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In Canada, same-sex sexual activities between consenting adults were considered crimes punishable by imprisonment before That year, the Canadian government passed an omnibus bill decriminalizing private sexual acts between two people over the age of 21 — a breakthrough in treating gay men, lesbians and bisexuals equally under the law. Almost ten years later, inQuebec became the first jurisdiction in Canada to amend its provincial charter of human rights to include sexual orientation as a prohibited ground for discrimination.
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It is important to remember that today's youth will become Canada's future parents, prime-age workers, and seniors. Their early experiences and vulnerabilities can shape their outcomes later in life. They currently represent — and will continue to represent — about one-quarter of the country's population
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Phone: Email: Information www. The following is a list of local and area associations, agencies and organizations that support sexual diversity in the Peterborough, Ontario, community. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people's lives while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect. Camp fYrefly started in Edmonton in