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Old 05-13-2012, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Is it because there are so many fundamentalist Christians, or is there some other reason?...Giving gays equal rights takes nothing away from anyone. Since we have done this in Canada the bigotry has pretty much faded away...

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights in Canada are the most advanced in the Americas. LGBT Canadians have most of the same legal rights as non-LGBT citizens, and are extended more legal rights than many other nations where homosexuality is legal. Since 2005, Canada has offered civil marriage rights nationwide to same-sex couples. Canada was the third nation in the world where same-sex marriages were legally performed (commencing in 2003 in the province of Ontario), the fourth nation in the world to perform same-sex marriages nationwide, and it was the first nation in the Americas to perform such marriages nationwide.

In 1977, the Quebec Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which is both a charter of rights and a human rights act, was amended to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Thus, the province of Quebec became the first jurisdiction in the world larger than a city or county to prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in the private and public sectors. Today, sexual orientation is explicitly mentioned as a ground of prohibited discrimination in the human rights acts of all jurisdictions in Canada.

Since the 1985 entrenchment of Section 15 of the Charter, gays and lesbians have achieved an astonishing range of judicially-made rights gains in most policy areas, including immigration, housing, employment, health benefits, adoption, pensions, finances, hate crimes and, most recently, marriage.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:27 PM
 
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America is Evolving!
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:30 PM
 
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Default OP should look in the mirror and ask......

Why is the USA so filled with homosexual bigots who constantly attack those of religious faith?
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Is it because there are so many fundamentalist Christians, or is there some other reason?...Giving gays equal rights takes nothing away from anyone. Since we have done this in Canada the bigotry has pretty much faded away...

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Why don't you begin by explaining why you consider people who think that homosexuality is a deviant lifestyle, are "bigots"?
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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America is Evolving!
Well, it needs to evolve, as you are now falling behind of the rest of the western world.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Why is the USA so filled with homosexual bigots who constantly attack those of religious faith?
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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Did Quebec try to secede from Canada over Canada's puritanical views on Gay Marriage in the Protestant English speaking areas?
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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Why don't you begin by explaining why you consider people who think that homosexuality is a deviant lifestyle, are "bigots"?
That should be self explanatory.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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Here's an idea: All the homosexuals who feel discriminated against can move to Canada and establish One Big Utopic Homosexual Homeland? It sounds like Canada is ripe for a Gay Coup.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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Why is the USA so filled with homosexual bigots who constantly attack those of religious faith?
That would mean that the OP is also attacking gay Christians or people who are Christian and are for equal rights of gays, but the OP isn't.
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