Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Proposition 8 and the sacred-marriage myth

  

I think it is truly hilarious that all these religious types are so opposed to Same-Sex Marriage. “Marriage is sacred” they say. How can they even keep a straight face?

They want to deny marriage to a couple of the same sex because they think that it injurs the mighty institution of marriage. I ask them: what about reality tv marriages? What about hollywood 16 minute marriages? What about 7th time marriages? What about marriages for money? Marriages for sex with a woman 40 years younger? So-called starter marriages?

I’m sorry but the whole “marriage as sacred” thing went out the window years ago. Probably around the time 50% of them ended in divorce. But hey, for 50% of us, marriage works. It keeps us happy and healthy a lot of the time. So why deny this to people who share those aspirations. We let random-looking-for-fame dude and I’m-a-“model”-trying-to-break-into-acting girl do it on live television but Judy and Jenny who have been partners for 20 years and would like similar tax breaks as Jack and Laura from next door, not to mention maybe a big fun party with their loved ones, are the ones setting the culture of marriage back. Right!!!

You don’t see the angries standing up to oppose mail-order brides. Wow a green card and sex with a young hot woman who will cook for you till she gets her status should be grounds for marriage, that doesn’t make a mockary out of the “blessed” union between a man and a woman at all. But two people who love and are committed to each other who happen to be of the same gender is really what threatens the collapse of marriage. What a joke.

Let people find their slice of happiness on this planet and don’t judge them so harshly, especially when they are looking for the exact same things as you haters. A sworn commitment to work as a team. Who cares if they originated from the same one.

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Three Cheers for Morgentaler and his Order of Canada….

Sometimes I am just so proud to be a Canadian!!!!! Thank goodness, amidst all the religious and conservative babble, good things can still happen for good people in our country. 

This award represents the progressive, equal, free, independent from religion, and truly marvelous country that I LOVE being a part of.

If you don’t like abortions, don’t have one. For the rest of our female population, if someone requires an abortion, thanks to humans like Morgentaler, they don’t have to use a coat hanger.

Nuff said…

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Sniffer Dogs in Supreme Court

Three cheers for Canada’s Supreme Court!!!

They have decided not to allow a breach of our civil liberties because Fido can smell what we were up to last night from a mile away.

I did a little story on cops using sniffer dogs at road side checks in Ontario. I wrote this quite a while back but it still seems very relevant. Read on for some interesting insight into this issue.
Drug Units going along for the RIDE program

Recently, on the Trans-Canada Highway, 300 cars were pulled over by the Ontario Provincial Police and the Tri-Force Drug Unit during a RIDE program, but while not a single person was charged with drunk driving, eight drug related charges were laid.

Sgt. Brian Brattengeier of the Tri-Force Drug Unit, which operates in the Thunder Bay area, said that the RIDE program must come to include screening for drivers who are impaired by narcotics. He hopes drug units will become part of the RIDE program throughout the province to address the increased incidences of driving under the influence of drugs. “We have a concern that now in lieu of RIDE programs people are consuming drugs and driving,” said Brattengeier.

But some critics are concerned the Tri-Force Drug Unit is using the RIDE program to conduct unlawful searches of people’s vehicles. “There’s no doubt that the police are cracking down on drug consumption by drivers or other persons in the car, the question is simply what can they and can’t they do?” said Christopher Bentley, a criminal lawyer in London. Bentley said the Charter of Rights protects drivers from unreasonable searches and seizures.

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