Sunday, February 28, 2010

Whatcott Triumphant

One-time Free-D denizon "Wild" Bill Whatcott, who I've written about here, has won his appeal in the Whatcott vs. Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal case:

In a decision released February 25, the 3-member court ruled that William Whatcott did not violate section 14(1)(b) of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code by distributing flyers to oppose the teaching of homosexuality in Saskatoon’s public schools.

The decision, which I haven't read, is here. From the Canadian Constitution Foundation's (CCF) response, it doesn't sound like it touches on the constitutionality of the law.


Dr.Dawg said...

The concurring judgement is very dangerous. Justice Smith argues that homophobia is less restricted by anti-discrimination provisions in the Charter than race or religion. By so doing he establishes a hierarchy of those whom the Charter protects, an invidious judgement if ever there was one.

Ti-Guy said...

I guess we'll eventually have no other choice but to revert to plan "B"; beating the shit out of the hate-mongers.

DavidA said...

But we're the ones who don't believe in 'restricted weaponry' Ti!