Slav Kornik reports. Decades-old audio of him discussing that campaign surfaced late last year and Kenney has since said he regrets those remarks. In fact, his record shows he has been an active barrier to our full and equal inclusion in many aspects of society.
This is a beta version of NNDB. He was the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, where he preached that "God hates fags", and that the Biblical punishment for homosexuality is death, followed by eternal damnation to hell. His church was largely populated by the Phelps family, and they are best known for their demonstrations -- holding garish placards writ with vulgar stick-figure slogans and singing upside-down hymns reworked to fit Phelps' message.
This week, Australians voted for marriage laws to be changed to allow same-sex marriage, with the yes vote claiming The debate was divisive and at times nastythe vote was expensive, and many within and outside the country critiqued the idea that a plebiscite is an appropriate tool for determining minority rights. Australians celebrating the yes vote.
Jason Kenney once advocated using the notwithstanding clause to make it legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians in Alberta. Section 33 of the Charter, also called the notwithstanding clauseis a mechanism that allows provincial legislatures to override portions of the Constitution. The original proponents of the clause believed it should only be used sparingly, during emergencies or under extreme circumstances.
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Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. Delwin Vriend never set out to be a gay-rights poster boy. Last week, the year-old computer technologist at the University of Alberta in Edmonton sounded drained by his seven-year battle with the Alberta government over its unwillingness to provide equal rights to gays and lesbians.
Toggle navigation MENU. Subscribe Login eEdition. While his death triggered celebrations among those who reviled his crude and virulent homophobia — not unlike the rejoicing that greeted the death of Jerry Falwell in — I remember Phelps for having confronted me with an ethical dilemma that haunts me to this day.
Fred Phelps Sr. He was She didn't provide the cause of death or the condition that recently put him in hospice care.