Canada Gay Rights

It's About Time, Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government will bring in legislation this session to recognize the validity of same-sex marriages.Premier Dave Hancock's office...

Don't Just Talk About Diversity, Implement It

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

For those who hold the largest piece of the communal pie ― more than their fair share― making room for everyone at the decision table is intrinsically off-putting. Plurality is for bureaucratic hundred-page diversity plans, not for implementation.

We Still Forget the "T" in "LGBT"

Richard Marceau | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Richard Marceau

At a time when LGBT communities face frightening and growing prejudice from governments overseas, Canada's Bill C-279 serves as a stark moral contrast with the likes of Uganda, Russia, and numerous undemocratic regimes across the Middle East. It is often overlooked that the "T" in LGBT refers to the transgender community, members of which continue to face serious discrimination in some quarters. In supporting C-279 and calling on Parliament to enshrine greater protection for transgender Canadians, I am proud that we continue the legacy today.

Should Gay Men Be Allowed to Donate Blood?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

I would respect Canadian Blood Services more if it took a stronger position on gay blood donations. Either stick with the lifelong ban and admit that it's a super-cautious approach to try to mitigate against potential infections we don't yet understand, based on the deadly mistakes made in the past with HIV. Or focus on the bloodborne diseases we do know about, and adjust the ban accordingly to six-months or one-year, as would be consistent with the current science of detection. Either one of these approaches would be a more defensible posture than the arbitrary five-year ban Canadian Blood Services has chosen to champion.

B.C. Bed And Breakfast Fined For Refusing Gay Couple

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Business

The owners of a Grand Forks bed and breakfast illegally discriminated against a gay couple when they denied the pair a room three years ago, a B.C. Hu...

Baird At Odds With Event Sponsor Over Gay Rights

CBC | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Politics

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will be the main speaker at a Washington, D.C., event celebrating religious freedom Thursday night to...

Dear America: You Have a Gay Problem

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

If you bothered to look North you'd realize we aren't all that concerned about gay people. There are still a few things to be worked out, but there's something different, something malicious about the debate in your country.

Harper Gov't Comes Out as (Surprise!) Global Leader in Gay Rights

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 03.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

It was never a Conservative campaign promise. But slowly, as events abroad have dictated, Canada has responded and grown bolder. What was at first thought to be an exception has become the norm: Canada's Conservative government is a forceful, credible advocate for international gay rights.