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Gay and Lesbian Rights and Abortion Rights. Presented By: Megan Barr, Ashley Green, Jessica McNutt, J.B. Peikes, Emma Rinaldo and Jordon Shefsky. What they have in common. Legal Hot Topics! Both of these topics are extremely controversial Strong Arguments on both sides

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gay and lesbian rights and abortion rights

Gay and Lesbian Rightsand Abortion Rights

Presented By:

Megan Barr, Ashley Green, Jessica McNutt, J.B. Peikes, Emma Rinaldo and Jordon Shefsky

what they have in common
What they have in common
  • Legal Hot Topics!
  • Both of these topics are extremely controversial
  • Strong Arguments on both sides
  • Socially Unacceptable!!!
  • Important Year
  • Slowly winning acceptance
history
History
  • So how have gay and lesbian rights changed over the last few decades?
  • Dr. Alfred Kinsley’s Research
  • Surfacing of laws against homosexuality
  • So with all of the inequality gay activists began to publicly surface
  • Mental Illness
  • 1965, law vs. homosexuality
george kilppert
George Kilppert
  • Formal Rationality = decision
  • I. R. A. C
  • Pierre Trudeau = Legal Realism
  • Introduction of Bill C-150
what has changed since the klippert case
What has changed since the Klippert Case?
  • We know that societies view of homosexuality and the legal issues of it have changed over the years.
  • 3 Main topics to be examined:
  • Canadian Pension Rights
  • Same-sex Adoption Rights
  • Same-sex Marriage
canadian pension rights
Canadian Pension Rights
  • Case: Hislop vs. Attorney General of Canada
  • Revision of section 15
  • Changes to Canada Pension Act
  • Do you think that these individuals should receive benefits?
  • I.R.A.C
same sex adoption
Same-sex Adoption
  • Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms
  • Before 1995 no right to joint-adoptions
  • British Columbia is first to change
  • David Smagata and Paul Farrell
  • http://www.lethimstay.com
same sex marriage
Same-sex Marriage
  • Most current issue in the legal system today regarding same-sex rights
  • Supreme Court of Canada Ruling
  • Same-sex marriages performed provinces/territory are legal
discussion
Discussion
  • Do you think same-sex marriage is the last step in reaching legal equality?
  • Do you think it’s the last step in reaching social equality?
  • Do you think that Canada as a nation is ready to accept same-sex couples, under every aspect under the law and in society?
gay and lesbian rights
Gay and Lesbian Rights
  • We have made a website to display the information we collected:

www.freewebs.com/sosa3225

  • On the site there is additional information regarding the history and legal status of homosexual rights.