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August 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled the Canadian Human Rights Act unconstitutional because it fails to protect gay men and lesbians from discrimination. The court said the act should be read and applied as if it covered sexual orientation. Philip MacAdam, the lawyer who argued the case, said the ruling means gays and lesbians who work in the federal sector can use the law to fight for spousal benefits or to fight discrimination.
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April 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
In a victory for homosexual couples seeking legal recognition, the province of Ontario's highest court has ruled that the federal government's definition of "spouse" is unconstitutional because it excludes same-sex partners. A three-judge panel ruled that the definition of "spouse" should be amended in the federal Income Tax Act to recognize same-sex couples as well as opposite-sex couples. The ruling came in a case involving pension benefits and technically applies only to the Income Tax Act.
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September 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Ontario Human Rights Commission in Toronto ruled that the partner of a homosexual man is entitled to the same pension he would draw if he were married, the first such decision in North America. A board of inquiry said lawyer Michael Leshner and his live-in partner Michael Stark should be considered spouses entitled to the same employment benefits as common-law or married couples.
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December 29, 1992 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Canada has come a long way since the late 1950s, when the Mounties and the military devised what was cheerfully known as the "fruit machine"--a lie-detector-like gadget that was supposed to ferret out gays working in the civil service.
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December 29, 1992 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Canada has come a long way since the late 1950s, when the Mounties and the military devised what was cheerfully known as the "fruit machine"--a lie-detector-like gadget that was supposed to ferret out gays working in the civil service.
NEWS
April 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
In a victory for homosexual couples seeking legal recognition, the province of Ontario's highest court has ruled that the federal government's definition of "spouse" is unconstitutional because it excludes same-sex partners. A three-judge panel ruled that the definition of "spouse" should be amended in the federal Income Tax Act to recognize same-sex couples as well as opposite-sex couples. The ruling came in a case involving pension benefits and technically applies only to the Income Tax Act.
NEWS
September 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Ontario Human Rights Commission in Toronto ruled that the partner of a homosexual man is entitled to the same pension he would draw if he were married, the first such decision in North America. A board of inquiry said lawyer Michael Leshner and his live-in partner Michael Stark should be considered spouses entitled to the same employment benefits as common-law or married couples.
NEWS
August 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled the Canadian Human Rights Act unconstitutional because it fails to protect gay men and lesbians from discrimination. The court said the act should be read and applied as if it covered sexual orientation. Philip MacAdam, the lawyer who argued the case, said the ruling means gays and lesbians who work in the federal sector can use the law to fight for spousal benefits or to fight discrimination.
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