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Canadian government criticises Iran on gay rights

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  1. Garry Cassell 17 Sep 2012, 4:25pm

    Happy to hear this…

  2. Jesus moran 17 Sep 2012, 5:12pm

    Thank you Canada , you really have contribute to make a better world for lgbt community, went to Montreal a month ago for gay pride week and everybody was so civic , respectful and welcoming!

  3. Very good for Canada. Iran has the most appalling record on human rights abuse of LGBT people.

    It is easy to forget, when surrounded by accepting and liberal people, that there are still so many thoroughly hateful homophobes out there,

    That even applies to our own country here in the UK. Just take a look one day at the readers’ comments under Daily Telegraph online articles about LGBT issues. Completely hateful and ignorant vindictiveness. And the “moderators” allow most of the homophobic insults to remain on their site. And hardly any posters challenge them. Disgraceful.

    The latest example of DT commenter hatred:

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100181195/stop-chasing-the-gay-vote-dave-you-wont-get-it/#disqus_thread

    UK is not as bad as Iran by any stretch of the imagination: thankfully we are protected by the law. But if we weren’t, these are examples of the kind of anonymous people who wish us lives of misery, humiliation and discrimination, at the very least.

  4. Well done Canada :-)

  5. Good on you Canada! Well done! Maybe Iran will need less rope in future?

  6. GingerlyColors 17 Sep 2012, 7:08pm

    Canada is one of the best countries to live with it’s respect for human rights, varied climate, scenary and high standard of living. In addition gay people living in Canada enjoy the full range of rights including marriage.
    Iran, unfortunately is at the other end of the spectrum when it comes to living, human rights and it’s disgusting record on LGBT rights.
    Canada should be praised for offering the persecuted people of Iran a place to live in safety. Britain should be prepared to do the same. Unfortunately we do not have the same space as Canada (40x the size of the UK yet only 2/3 population as us) but I am sure that we can free up some space if all these people living here who hate our liberal and progressive values decide to relocate to a country that is more suited to them.

  7. bobbing along 18 Sep 2012, 1:03am

    Kenny is part of the same bunch that intended to “re-open the same-sex marriage issue” if they came to power. They were overwelmed because they were still in a minority situation. Kenny wants to send an American disserter/objector back to face imprisonment. This government is not pro-gay, it is very cynical.

  8. Lady Tanya 18 Sep 2012, 3:49am

    this would good if GB did this too, its not a place that any one would want to go on holliday, gay or not

    Earlier this month, the Canadian government suspended diplomatic relations with Iran after formally listing the country as a state sponsor of terrorism under the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act.

  9. Canada is, indeed, a really great and enlightened place. Not just because of progressive laws, but also because a vast majority of Canadians are truly embracing and respectful.

    Now to the fiction. So, Jason Kenney is a friend of the LBGT world?! Kenney’s track record shows his true colours. In my opinion, he has a history of trying to bias governmental policy and laws in favour of his personal conservative, religious and sexist views.

    Thinking back, not too far back, to the years 2009/2010. Kenney blocked any reference to gay rights in a new study guide for immigrants:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/immigration-minister-pulled-gay-rights-from-citizenship-guide-documents-show/article571718/

    My heart isn’t exactly brimming with joy because of our newfound ‘friend.’ While I am very happy that Canada affords gay asylum seekers safety in the country, there is a lot of hypocrisy and insincerity in Kenney suddenly being the champion of the LBGT world.

    1. Senator Catharine Young 18 Sep 2012, 12:48pm

      Canada done a good job against Iran. Well done Canada. It’s needs to Iran.
      Senator Catharine Young

  10. Mr Kenney is not Justice Minister of Canada. he is the minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism of Canada:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Kenney

  11. Lady Tanya 28 Oct 2012, 5:00am

    shame our country will not do the same, our leaders will bow to them, they will regret it when musilms take over England in the years to come, all woman will be covering up there faces and no lgb the t will be same as in Iran you can have to op but you cannot be a lesbian

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