Authority has always discriminated and has been prejudiced towards several different categories of people. Whether it's ethnic group, gender, size, or sexual orientation there has been a history of unfair treatment. The world has come a long way into adapting and accepting the multicultural boom happening everywhere. Canada is trying very hard to please everyone in being fair to everyone, but it has not always been that way. Since the beginning of written human behavior, there has been homosexuality. The strongest sign of acceptance began in ancient Greece and Rome, before the 6th century. It is also a problematic term, as there is no word or phrase in Latin or Ancient Greek that has the exact same meaning as the modern concept of homosexuality.
[...] A hate crime that actually took place in Canada would be the Aaron Webster case that happened in Vancouver, British Columbia. On November 17th Aaron Webster was found beaten to death by baseball bats near a park. This incident inspired many rallies and raised awareness. The crime had gone on unsolved for over a year. The first of four suspects had pleaded guilty. He was 17 when the crime took place therefore his name was not published due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act. [...]
[...] With the evolution of the world, and when the more primitive, not as industrial countries begin to advance I believe they too will accept homosexuals more in society like Canada does today. Even though there are still people who show aggression and repulsion towards gays. The progress the world has been making into adapting other religions, life styles and habits has been gradual but evident. I think the evolution in homosexuality will be relatively soon, where it is completely accepted into society and seen as normal and common as heterosexual orientation. [...]
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[...] Quebec then followed on March 19th The rest of the provinces legalized it as well in chronological order, Yukon, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and New Brunswick. Ontario has the highest amount of same-sex marriages. The opinions within Canada are very controversial when on the issue of legalizing same-sex marriage. Typical conservative/republican type are obviously opposed it. Right wing government generally doesn't approve. Liberal/democratic and left wing political parties are more for it. Ron Stevens, Premier and Minister of Justice of Alberta publicly spoke about the matter, sharing his negative thoughts, "Since the court ruled the authority over same-sex marriage falls to the federal government, it is only the federal government who can invoke the notwithstanding clause to maintain the traditional definition of marriage." After bill C-38 was passed, several national polls had taken place. [...]
[...] The Spaniards commonly used their dogs in fighting against these naked people, and the dogs threw themselves upon them as though they were wild boars on timid deer.” English common law first mentioned punishment (hanging) for homosexuality in 1290, and that law was not lifted until 1861. But the earliest written law against gay behavior was the middle Assyrian Law Codes (1075 BCE) and it directly states: a man has intercourse with his brother-in- arms, they shall turn him into a eunuch.” It is rumored that this statement never followed through and they had never actively punished gay men. [...]
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