Slap Upside The Head: And Now, A Warning From Canada

So, I hear that New York State has finally legalized same-sex marriage. That’s fantastic news! Throughout the debate, however, many people were wondering aloud about the consequences—both direct and indirect—that should be expected. Some of the predictions are downright dire. I think I can chime in here. The first legal same-sex marriages in Canada happened ...

Slap Upside The Head: UN Finally Backs Human Rights For Gays

The United Nations, for the first time in history, endorsed the equal rights of GLBT people worldwide, condemning any country who discriminates or harms people for their sexual orientation. Well, it’s about time! The resolution passed only narrowly, with 23 votes in favour, 19 against, and 3 abstentions. Nonetheless, it’s solid evidence that the world is ...

Slap Upside The Head: Tories Raise The Spectre Of A Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Well, that didn’t take very long, did it? Just weeks after Canada’s federal election, delegates at the Conservative Party Convention have raised a dead social issue over the weekend, discussing and voting on a resolution to ban same-sex marriage in Canada. While a same-sex marriage ban had already been official Conservative Party policy, delegates readily ...

Slap Upside The Head: Anglican Church Finally Approves Same-Sex Blessings

The Anglican Church in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island approved a motion last week that would allow for individual churches to bless same-sex couples. The Anglican Church offers blessings for various things, including weddings, births, graduations, and even inanimate objects like boats and pets, but until now same-sex couples had been an issue of ...

The Love of the Game or the Love of Votes?

                                Image via Wikipedia Today, controversy surrounds PM Stephen Harper as rumors are circulating in Ottawa about the federal government possibly giving the province of Quebec money to build a new arena in Quebec City. The debate will rage on, as many people ...