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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Canadian Natives Fight Grave Odds

It may read like a corny western movie spewed out by Hollywood. Unfortunately, the continuing abuse of aboriginal people in Canada is fact, not fiction.

One in every 24 Canadians is of aboriginal origin. They are North American Indians, Metis, Inuit, and those of more than one aboriginal origin. Of these 1.3 million Canadians, about 280,000 live on reserves which are spread across the country and into the north.


Military Commanders Appear to Tolerate Anti-Gay Harassment According to Study 

(Santa Barbara, CA) - A report published this month in the journal, Military Psychology, suggests that a disproportionate number of military commanders perpetrate or witness anti-gay harassment in the U.S. military when compared to a civilian population. It also found that reported incidents of some forms of perceived sexual-orientation-based harassment were lower in the military than in the general population.

The study was conducted and written by Professor Bonnie Moradi of the Psychology Department at University of Florida, and was commissioned by the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military (CSSMM), a think tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Bill aims to protect gay marriage foes

A controversial bill aimed at protecting the right of Albertans to speak out against gay marriage without repercussions is inching its way into law.
The Tory caucus decided this week to support a watered-down version of Foothills-Rocky View MLA Ted Morton's private member's bill.


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