This Way Out; Program 840; Segment 2; Canadian Hate Propaganda Law
Segment #2 – Inciting hatred against lesbians and gays is now illegal in Canada, thanks to the passage of a bill adding sexual orientation to the country’s hate propaganda law. The bill’s success represents over a decade of effort by openly gay New Democratic Party M.P. Svend Robinson, whose sudden medical leave ironically prevented his presence from the victory. Canada’s House passed the bill late last year by a vote of 143-110. The Senate approved it on April 28th and it passed its final hurdle, Royal Ascent, the following day. With brief introductory comments by notorious homophobe Fred Phelps, and analysis by Stephen Lock and Laurie Aaron of the country’s queer advocacy group Egale Canada, This way out correspondent HEATHER KITCHING [CITR/Vancouver’s “Queer FM”] examines the new law (with brief intro music from “Language of Violence” by the DISPOSABLE HEROS OF HIPHOPRISY) [5:50] + “TWO” I.D. by the British queer rocker TOM ROBINSON (introduced by an expert from the Tom Robinson’s band’s “Glad To Be Gay”) [:30] 6:20
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