Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Anti-polygamy law compared to former prohibition on homosexuality

In court yesterday, the amicus curiae completed his arguments in the polygamy reference.

James Keller wrote in the Globe & Mail:

Canada’s anti-polygamy law is akin to the long-abandoned criminal prohibition on homosexuality, fuelling social stigma while forcing people in honest, committed relationships to live in shame, says a lawyer arguing the law should be struck down.

George Macintosh said removing polygamy from the Criminal Code would have the same positive effect as the decriminalization of homosexuality in 1969.

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