Friday, January 09, 2009
On Why Gays Are Freakin' Everywhere!
The war is over, and to celebrate here's a paper from the CHRC website--"Human Rights Commissions and Public Policy: The Role of the Canadian Human Rights Commission in Advancing Sexual Orientation Equality Rights in Canada". More than a little self-congratulatory, but filled with interesting historical information. For example, I had no idea the RCMP objected to including sexual orientation as a prohibited ground of discrimination in the original CHRA because they were concerned "that homosexual public servants were susceptible to blackmail and therefore posed a threat to national security". Now, we're talking 1977, and perhaps back then this might have seemed a rational objection. Else why would an organization of homosexual alcoholics seek to deny rights to homosexuals in general? (Remember, one of the Village People is a cop).