The Canadian Press

1993-02-25 | SCOC-Homosexuals

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The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a homosexual employee did not qualify for the same family-related job benefits as a heterosexual worker. The case involved Brian Mossop of Toronto, a translator for the federal government, who claimed he was eligible for a paid day off in 1985 to attend the funeral of his lover's father. Mossop said he regretted the high court's decision. (The Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that under the Canadian Human Rights Act homosexual couples do not constitute a family.)

Date: 1993-02-25
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 24 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << as it stands now Nadine justice still hasn't caught up to the social reality that many many many Canadians have chosen ways of living together that don't conform to the traditional model illegally Canadian gays lesbians now are still living in a society with special privileges for heterosexuals in particular in this case special employment benefits >>

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