Lesbians and Gay Men Win Legislative Victory in Canada

The Canadian House of Commons overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday (5-9) to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians. In an amendment to the 19-year-old Human Rights Act, isexual orientationi will be added to a list of characteristics that may not be used to discriminate in the hiring or promoting of workers in federal civil service or regulated businesses, sectors which collectively account for 10 percent of the Canadian work force. The bill may also affect housing and employment benefits in the future. Senate approval is expected


The New York Times - May 10, 1996

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