John Tory's faith-based funding is a loser
We first met Ontario Conservative Party leader John Tory in 2004. We were pleased to learn he supported gay marriage but his stance attracted criticism from Christian extremists. Perhaps Tory thought if he agreed to make faith-based funding a part of his plan to change education in Ontario, he could painlessly make ammends with party extremists. Instead, he has renewed calls for one publc school system.
September 24 , 2007
Visibility is key to protecting human rights
On September 17, media reports began appearing about a Halifax lesbian couple and their human rights complaint over the way Nova Scotia registers the birth of a child. Three days after the couple made their case known to the public, the government announced that the issue had been resolved. The government knew of this problem for over six months. Gay marriage is 3 years old. What took so long?
September 21 , 2007
Counting what matters with gay marriage
On Sept. 12 Statistics Canada released new census data collected in 2006: Family Portrait: Continuity and Change in Canadian Families and Households in 2006. For the first time, married and common-law same-sex couples were included in the data. We believe the most important statistic is the number of same-sex couples denied access to marriage: zero.
September 20 , 2007
Bank employees linking with communities
Now that gay marriage is available across Canada, we are taking pleasure in lending support to others where we can. We are proud to participate in the CIBC Pride Network's initiatives in support of diversity. This past weekend we joined fellow members of the Network in the Toronto AIDS Walk for Life and in the Peterborough Pride parade.
July 12, 2007
World's 1st married gay couple walk for life
Gay marriage advocates Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell are asking supporters of same-sex marriage to join them in the AIDS Walk for Life, a national campaign. The couple will walk on Sunday, September 16th, 2007, to benefit the AIDS Committee of Toronto. Please get involved as a walker, or consider making an online donation now. Celebrate freedoms and rights by giving back to communities.
May 9 , 2007
Harper shoves family study into the closet
Opponents of gay marriage have repeatedly called for studies on the impact of same-sex marriage on children. It turns out the Conservative government has been sitting on just such a study, commissioned by the Department of Justice. Thanks to the report's author using the Access to Information Act, this valuable research is available to all. Read what Cons & religious extremists don't want you to know.
April 20 , 2007
Maritime mothers plan childbirth in exile
"My wife and I are having a baby - a very joyous event, until what I have discovered recently," began an appeal we received this week in an email from Nova Scotia. "I honestly never dreamt that my wife could not be recognized as the other mother - or co-parent of our child at birth." To avoid discrimination the couple found other provinces where the dignity of their family is respected.
April 10 , 2007
Anti-gay marriage tacticts: deceit & deception
"Married gays die 24 years younger", screamed one headline. "Gays die sooner: Implications for adoption" roared another. Extremist "Christian" groups have mounted a misinformation campaign against same-sex marriage using "research" from widely discredited frontman Paul Cameron. His outlandish claims have been debunked, point by point, by Jim Burroway.
February 16, 2007
A call for condemnation of U.S. human rights
Gay marriage advocate Bud Evans has issued a call to the international community for condemnation of U.S. human rights policy. The fight for same-sex marriage has revealed that the old American legacy of apartheid remains for gays and lesbians, and a recent case in New Jersey shows that even so-called "liberal" courts are willing to abandon their stewardship over the U.S. constitution to appease right-wing bigots.
February 15, 2007
Queen's U looking for same-sex couples
The Sexual Health Research Laboratory at Queen's University is in the process of recruiting participants for a queer-friendly study that is conducted online. Undergraduate honours student Katherine Alexander is looking for couples in a same-sex marriage, or cohabiting, for her thesis regarding the psychosexual functioning of LGB individuals. The study is supervised by Dr. Caroline Pukall, Dept. of Psychology.
January 17, 2007
Gay marriage bolsters institute in Canada
Gay marriage in Canada is bolstering marriage rates and giving new life to an ever-evolving institute, the latest government data shows. A report released today by Statistics Canada looks at marriages registered in this country during 2003, the first year that provincial governments began registering same-sex marriages. Data shows only provinces with equal marriage experienced growth.