Skip to comments.Sado-Masochism Might be ‘Sexual Orientation’ says BC Human Rights Tribunal
Posted on 01/05/2006 2:36:24 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
VANCOUVER, January 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The BC Human Rights Tribunal is being asked to discover a new sexual orientation. The Vancouver Sun reported December 30, that a self-described pagan is accusing the Vancouver police of discrimination for refusing him a license to drive a limousine because of his involvement in the bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism (BDSM) underworld.
A Vancouver man, Peter Hayes, has accused the Vancouver police of illegal discrimination because of his involvement in BDSM. Hayes says that he lost a potential job as a limousine driver when police refused him a chauffeur's permit and has taken his case to the Human Rights Tribunal.
The Tribunals Lindsay M. Lyster wrote an 18 page preliminary decision saying that the complaint can go forward. She said that while she did not completely understand the precise nature of Mr. Hayes' lifestyle, practices and preferences, they ought to be investigated as to whether they fall under the definition of sexual orientation, and therefore of the protection of human rights legislation.
Lyster wrote that she did not understand the meaning of the parties' use of the term BDSM or other related terms. Despite this, she believed that Mr. Hayes suffered an adverse impact as a result of the respondents' actions is, on the facts alleged, clear, as he was denied a chauffeur's permit and lost the opportunity to work.
The police department said, In our submission, sexual orientation is separate and distinct from preferences or behaviours while engaging in sex. The legislature has not gone so far as to prohibit discrimination on the basis of preferences or behaviour.
The issue of legal protection for sexual orientation, however, is a vexed one since when such legislation was introduced, a clear definition was deliberately withheld.
Gwen Landolt, a family advocate and head of Real Women of Canada, told LifeSiteNews.com that no definition of the term can be found in Canadian law so it can and is used to provide legal protection to any sexual proclivity.
Landolt said, That was the whole point when the legislation began to appear. Orientation was left open so as to include pedophilia, bestiality or anything anyone wants.
This has been the goal of the homosexual movement from the start: to remove from the Canadian criminal code everything pertaining to sexual morality, and their favorite method is to use the Human Rights Tribunals. These tribunals are not run according to the standards of evidence and due process as the normal courts, Landolt said.
Lyster wrote that the Tribunal should employ the opinion of experts to decide if Mr. Hayes sexual interests could be considered an orientation. Given the willingness of experts to approve of most sexual activities that had heretofore been considered sick or dangerous to past generations, it seems to Landolt that one more sexual deviation is about to be given legal protection in Canada.
Landolt said, The same thing happened in Ontario with the so-called transgendered. They were refused OHIP coverage for their surgeries and they went to the Human Rights Tribunals. Now we have seen it with the swingers clubs in Montreal, and previously with child pornography. You name it.
This is the only logical next step following "gay rights". I'm not surprized at all. Bythis same logic, pedophelia, bestiality, necrophelia and the like are all "sexual orientations" and should be afforded special civil protections.
Why would a person be denied a limousine driver's permit for being involved in bondage, homosexuality, smoking, hunting, football, being a member of PETA, or for living any other type of lifestyle? What does bondage have to do with making a living driving a vehicle????
I thought pedophilia and bestiality were already protected activities in Canada. Oh . . . wait . . . bestiality might not be because of the Animal Rights Movement.
The obvious difference is that the acts you listed are illegal and done without the consent of the victim.
Hmm. Maybe they became disturbed when he showed up for the interview in a latex bodysuit and had to keep removing his ball gag to answer questions.
This the Land of the Green River killer - pig feeder
Defining perversion down.
HEHE, people who get aroused by drainpipes is next....
Or worse, people who get aroused WITH drain pipes...
I wouldn't think it a problem unless the feller decided to exercise his "lifestyle" on the job. And even then, if he'd prefer I beat him with a whip instead of tipping, it's OK by me...
Incest is next.
Please leave our New Zealand friends out of this...
How long before Hollywood treats us to an interspecies "love story" now that "Brokecrack Mountain" is on the big screen?
Ahem - just how bad is it going to get before it's turned around?
SM, how else can we explain procreation among liberals?
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