OTTAWA — A new commemorative loonie is sparking concern among academics and advocates who fear it could perpetuate myths about Canada's treatment of lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two spirited persons. A spokeswoman said Tuesday the mint takes great pride in celebrating Canada's culture, history and values, adding that 50 years ago, Parliament passed an act that "initiated the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. The mint is largely informed by the Department of Canadian Heritage and its "anniversaries of significance", the spokeswoman said.
Accepting differences is the norm of a civilized society; imposing a narrow set of values on others is not. Inconservative lawmakers in the US succeeded in legislating the Defense of Marriage Act DoMAwhich declared that a marriage could only be between a man and a woman, in an attempt to continue stigmatizing same-sex relationships and denying spousal rights to people in such relationships. Several states broke from that consensus, and inthe US Supreme Court held anti-sodomy laws unconstitutional.
TORONTO — The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a commemorative loonie Tuesday to mark what it called a key milestone for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two-spirited people, with the government saying the coin symbolized progress while highlighting the work that still needs to be done to advance equality. We made being yourself a punishable offence. York University historian Tom Hooper, who is part of the group, said LGTBTQ2 people faced continued criminalization over the decades that followed the legislative changes.
Over the last five decades, Canada has made significant strides in becoming a more inclusive society, guided by a belief in diversity, equality for all and the right to live free from discrimination, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics. On April 23rd,commemorate 50 years since Canada took the first step towards decriminalizing homosexuality. Order today. The reverse image by Canadian artist Joe Average is a celebration of community, equality and inclusion.
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However, some Canadians are regarding it as a cause for criticism rather than celebration. In addition, a social conservative group held a protest at the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa on April 12 and delivered a petition against the coin. Despite the criticism, a limited mintage of three million coins will enter general circulation and will be available through public coin exchanges in Canada.
CBC News has reported that the design will feature two overlapping faces within a large circle. The apology addressed what was known as the Gay Purge, in which civil servants who were thought to be LGBT were targeted from the s to s. In JuneHistorica Canada released its first Heritage Minute about Canadian LGBT history by focusing on pioneering gay-rights activist Jim Egan, whose fight for marriage equality failed but led to sexual orientation being protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights.
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The new loonies will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada…. We can all agree that has been a dumpster fire and most of us are looking forward to Consensual Same-sex sexual activity between adults was decriminalized in after Pierre Trudeau, then the justice minister, introduced amendments to the Criminal Code.
In the early days of colonial Canada, homosexaulity was punishable by death and this was modified to ten years in prison. Justice Minister Pierre Trudeaucampaigned to change these laws and was elected prime minster, ultimately passing Bill C in Maywhich is what this coin commemorates as well as the progress for LGBTQ2 equality since. Genderqueer people may express a combination of masculinity and femininity, or neither, in their gender expression.