Tory Law Would Protect Opponents of Same Sex Marriage
Justice officials have been told to search for ways to protect the rights of individuals to criticize homosexual activity because it contravenes religious teachings, or to refuse to do business with organizations whose purposes he or she disagrees with, without being brought before a human-rights tribunal.
The working title for the vehicle that could enshrine these measures is the Defence of Religions Act.
It would protect individuals who publicly criticize homosexual behavior, take out advertisements that quote scripture demanding that homosexuals be put to death, or to refuse to do business with groups whose views an individual or group finds objectionable.
For that reason, it is almost a certainty that a Defence of Religions law would face challenges under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Globe and Mail