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Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday July 27, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 27, 2016 at 6:55am PDTThe first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January 14, 2001. I… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Montreal Simon: Don’t Be Fooled the Cons Are Still the Bigot Party

I see the Cons are trying to make us believe that dropping their long held opposition to same-sex marriage means that they are now a new/nouveau party.The Conservative Party gave itself a makeover, donning a more moderate and modern face as grassroots … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Don’t Be Fooled the Cons Are Still the Bigot Party

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday April 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 29, 2016 at 6:29am PDTThe first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January 14, 2001. Its legality, along w… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Family Law

somecanuckchick dot com: These are the types of NDP candidates Thomas Mulcair stands behind…

These are the types of NDP candidates Thomas Mulcair stands behind…

Intolerance

Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie

Alexandre Boulerice says the NDP is against the niqab! [VIDEO, en français!]

Mégantic—L’Érable

Jean-François Delisle says the NDP should reopen Constitution to deal with the niqab. FYI Jean-François Delisle has backed off his initial statement that the NDP should reopen the . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: These are the types of NDP candidates Thomas Mulcair stands behind…

The Disaffected Lib: A Word of Caution.

How can the most powerful court in the most powerful country in the world be so intellectually corrupt?

Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and especially Scalia – shameless political stooges the lot of them.

While many Americans and wellwishers in other lands celebrate today’s US Supreme Court decision effectively extending same sex marriage to every state . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: A Word of Caution.

Alberta Politics: Government by sneak: the preferred Harper Conservative response to thorny issues and hard-fought elections

PHOTOS: Poultry farmers not exactly like these, and dairy farmers as seen below, are facing sneaky attacks by the Harper Government. And speaking of the chickens coming home to roost, below them is a screen shot of former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro. VICTORIA, B.C. Same sex marriage advocates and poultry and dairy farmers might . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Government by sneak: the preferred Harper Conservative response to thorny issues and hard-fought elections

A BCer in Toronto: Proud to be part of a Liberal Party that stands for choice

The drama around the revelation that only those with pro-choice views (incumbents exempted) will be allowed to run for Liberal Party of Canada nominations has been interesting to watch, with so many commentators turning to democracy arguments to seek to overturn something Liberal members have democratically decided many times: we are a pro-choice party. It . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: Proud to be part of a Liberal Party that stands for choice

Alberta Diary: In one day, the ground shifts in Alberta politics in ways unexpected, sometimes uplifting, sometimes troubling

On March 23, Lewis Cardinal became the first nominated federal NDP candidate in Canada for the expected 2015 election. (Photo by Dave Cournoyer, used with permission.) Yesterday he stepped aside in the face of undisclosed health problems. Below: Wildrose Finance Critic Rob Anderson.

What a strange day it was yesterday, at times uplifting, . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: In one day, the ground shifts in Alberta politics in ways unexpected, sometimes uplifting, sometimes troubling

Dead Wild Roses: Same Sex Marraige not the Apocalypse, Honest.

Dan Savage on why SSM is a decent, humane institution.

 

Filed under: Politics Tagged: Dan Savage, Human Rights, Religion, Same Sex Marriage, SSM

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Alberta Diary: Pride flags over Alberta: for real, or a cynical commitment of convenience that’s a mile wide and an inch deep?

A rainbow banner flies alongside the city, Alberta and Canadian flags at the city hall of St. Albert, Alberta, last weekend. Below: A really great pride banner spotted during a recent Pride Week in Vancouver.

Fourteen years ago, the Alberta provincial government led by Progressive Conservative premier Ralph Klein was convulsed with . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Pride flags over Alberta: for real, or a cynical commitment of convenience that’s a mile wide and an inch deep?

Eclectic Lip: The losers of Superbowl XLVIII will be…

Religious moderates.

Here’s my reasoning.

After the game, someone on the winning team, exulting ecstatically, will say “God was on our side” or words to that effect. It’s as sure as a post-touchdown two-point conversion attempt late in the fourth quarter, if the team is still down by a pair.

This will lead humorists . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: The losers of Superbowl XLVIII will be…

Dead Wild Roses: Avez-Vous Des Bigots? Je Pense, ‘Oui’

The last week or so my view of humanity world over has been severely soured. I’ve often expressed an attitude that Alberta is the ‘Texas of Canada’ when it comes to issues of equality and progressive society. Hidden in that stance is the inference that other places aren’t as backward, that in other civilized areas . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Avez-Vous Des Bigots? Je Pense, ‘Oui’

Song of the Watermelon: Emerging Consensus on Gay Marriage

Assuming that the world survives this coming December 21, the United States Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases in June which could result in the nation-wide legalization of gay marriage.

I cannot forecast with certainty how the court will decide, but supposing for a moment that it rules in favour of . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Emerging Consensus on Gay Marriage

gay persons of character: Video: [Stereotypical] Gay Men Will Marry Your [Stereotypical] Girlfriends

I find it sad that the above video relies on ridiculous stereotypes to promote gay rights and marriage equality in the United States (where same-sex nuptials are now a legal reality in nine states and the District of Columbia). Even sadder perhaps is that the video has gone viral thus perpetuating at an accelerated rate a monolithic image of gay men as effeminate, musical-loving, ultimatum-slinging, gym bunnies, among other cringe-worthy clichés. And all this in addition to the one-dimensional portrayal of girlfriends as actually wanting to be with the aforementioned type of man. Created by the folks at College Humor, this is activism at its very lowest form of expression. . . . → Read More: gay persons of character: Video: [Stereotypical] Gay Men Will Marry Your [Stereotypical] Girlfriends

gay persons of character: Video: [Stereotypical] Gay Men Will Marry Your [Stereotypical] Girlfriends

I find it sad that the above video relies on ridiculous stereotypes to promote gay rights and marriage equality in the United States (where same-sex nuptials are now a legal reality in nine states and the District of Columbia). Even sadder perhaps is that the video has gone viral thus perpetuating at an accelerated . . . → Read More: gay persons of character: Video: [Stereotypical] Gay Men Will Marry Your [Stereotypical] Girlfriends

RedBedHead: Joy At Republican Humiliation Shouldn’t Make Us Forget The Choices Sucked

I was in a bar/restaurant near my house on election night, trying to get some work done and watching the results come in. At first it seemed like a nail-biter (though I was convinced that it would be a fairly easy sweep for Obama) and people were texting and Facebooking their fear that Romney the . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Joy At Republican Humiliation Shouldn’t Make Us Forget The Choices Sucked

The Equivocator: 10 Ballot measures to Watch in Tonight’s U.S. election

Tonight President Barack Obama will be re-elected, Democrats will keep the Senate and for no apparent reason the Republicans will keep the House of Representatives for another 2 years. More awesomely, Wisconsin is going to elect America’s first openly gay … Continue reading . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: 10 Ballot measures to Watch in Tonight’s U.S. election

Slap Upside The Head: Meanwhile, In France…

If you speak French, you’re in for a real treat from this group of protestors in France. And if you don’t, I think you’ll find that the clip transcends language into something that is universally mockable.

gay persons of character: Video: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Same Love feat. Mary Lambert

All kinds of awesomeness from Macklemore, a.k.a. Ben Haggerty. . . . → Read More: gay persons of character: Video: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Same Love feat. Mary Lambert

gay persons of character: Video: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Same Love feat. Mary Lambert

All kinds of awesomeness from Macklemore, a.k.a. Ben Haggerty.

Slap Upside The Head: Australian Parliament Votes Down Equal Marriage Rights

I’ve always thought that Canada and Australia are similar in a lot of ways. It’s kind of like a parallel Canada with a warmer climate, more poisonous animals, and a superior electoral system. And now, like Canada once did, it’s going through some setbacks in its transition on the path to equal marriage rights.

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Song of the Watermelon: Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Chick-Fil-A

In honour of Pride Week here in Vancouver, I can think of no better time to wade into the growing Chick-fil-A row currently ruffling the feathers of our southern neighbours.

For those who don’t follow American news (it’s not like we’re a different country or anything), Chick-fil-A is a US-based fast-food chain whose President, . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Chick-Fil-A

Slap Upside The Head: Court Rejects Anti-Gay Lawsuit

An anti-gay group calling themselves New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms filed a lawsuit late last year to reverse the state’s equal marriage law. Like most attempts to get same-sex marriage overturned, they gave themselves a delightfully ironic name; unlike other groups, however, they didn’t seem to rely on the usual arguments about how families . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Court Rejects Anti-Gay Lawsuit

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I’m Gay”

A couple of years ago, a friend swore to me that the CNN’s Anderson Cooper was gay. And that it was a matter of time before he came out. I argued that Cooper would be gay only after he’d publicly confirmed that he was gay. The essence of the conversation is that my friend I . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I’m Gay”

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Has Jonathon Kay Had A Near Death Experience?

Or has he been diagnosed with a deadly Cancer and is trying to get right with Jesus?  (or whoever Jewish folk try to get right with when they realize their time is nigh ).  Seriously, the guy could almost be described as “compassionate” these days.  Not at all like the heartless prick I used to . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Has Jonathon Kay Had A Near Death Experience?