At the time, there was considerable discussion as to what rights should or should not be included in a Bill of Rights, and the subject of the lecture was the question of how sexual orientation ought to be protected in the new Constitution. From today a section of the community can feel the equal concern and regard of the Constitution and enjoy lives less threatened, less lonely and more dignified. As part of our responsibility to confront discrimination in the society in which our members live and work, the CLC has presented numerous briefs and petitions to amend legislation federally and has supported this work by federations of labour provincially. The controversial judge is best known for her support of the rights of women, immigrants, and gays and lesbians. The stereotyping in itself need not result in discrimination. Consensual and Non-Consensual Sodomy  Thus far consideration has been given only to the criminal proscription of sodomy in private between consenting males.
Disproportionate Harm: Hate Crime in Canada
The competent punishments which can be imposed for such offences have not been restricted by statute and the severity of such punishments can be tailored to the severity of the offences committed. As both are listed in section 9 3 unfairness is presumed, and without considering whether fairness had been established, Heher J immediately proceeded to consider whether the violation of section 9 could be justified under section Report a problem or mistake on this page. Several options were reviewed for improving the comprehensiveness of hate crime statistics. The harm also radiates out into society generally and gives rise to a wide variety of other discriminations, which collectively unfairly prevent a fair distribution of social goods and services and the award of social opportunities for gays.
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I would have reached this conclusion if the right to equality alone had been breached. We sponsor national and regional conferences for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered trade unionists and allies, as do many affiliates and federations of labour. Hate crime units in police agencies should be constantly in contact with the populations most at risk for hate crimes. Some gay and lesbian people want to have their relationships recognized by formal marriage. The gay couple are guilty of an offence. We believe that the Government of Canada should be bound by its own equality guarantees, including the Charter of Individual Rights And Freedoms and by its stated commitments to human rights nationally and internationally. These observations were made in the context of discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in the employment field and would apply with even greater force to the criminalisation of consensual sodomy in private between adult males.
Research in other countries such as the United States has clearly shown that gays and lesbians are a principal target for hate crimes. In some contexts, rights collide and an appropriate balancing is required. In Northern Ireland amended its laws accordingly. This report represents the first, small step towards documenting the incidence of this pernicious crime which by its very nature strikes at the heart of a multicultural society. It would not be judicially proper to go further than that in the absence of properly admitted expert evidence.