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27-09-2010, 09:21 PM
RE: One Reason I Love Canada
Just wondering, what are gay rights like in Canada at the moment? Are there provinces where marriages can be performed and/or recognized if they were performed elsewhere?

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27-09-2010, 09:32 PM
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(27-09-2010 09:21 PM)LeviTimes Wrote:  Just wondering, what are gay rights like in Canada at the moment? Are there provinces where marriages can be performed and/or recognized if they were performed elsewhere?

Legal, we're actually one of the best countries in the world for LGBT rights in the world, I'm proud of that man:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Canada

There's the wiki link since you're interested Smile

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27-09-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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(27-09-2010 03:18 PM)BarleyMcFlexo Wrote:  Would you guys change your opinion about Canada if you knew that I was Canadian? Smile I suspect some of you thought I was from the Southern US or something Smile

I like you even better knowing you're Canadian. Smile
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27-09-2010, 10:49 PM
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(27-09-2010 09:32 PM)Green Wrote:  
(27-09-2010 09:21 PM)LeviTimes Wrote:  Just wondering, what are gay rights like in Canada at the moment? Are there provinces where marriages can be performed and/or recognized if they were performed elsewhere?

Legal, we're actually one of the best countries in the world for LGBT rights in the world, I'm proud of that man:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Canada

There's the wiki link since you're interested Smile

WOW! Nice! I can't believe I hadn't heard about this! I was considering moving to the UK or Australia after my undergraduate studies, but Canada looks pretty good! Tongue

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28-09-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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(26-09-2010 10:25 PM)Green Wrote:  Yeah, we're alright, but we're a lot more seedy and racist than people give us credit for... Granted, the religious separation is great, now if only the catholic schools would stop receiving public funding, that would be great. They denied me from going to their High School due to my non-belief, I merely wanted to go because the school was better and had more funding thanks to private and public money where the public high school only gets public funding. If you wanna keep me out, by all means, but don't take my tax money and then tell me I'm not allowed, or my parents tax money, or my grand parents tax money... I think we get the picture here...

Canada is okay Tongue


You're totally right: there is a lot of racism here. I can't think of a single country that doesn't, though. At least we never gave birth to the KKK or Johnny Rebel. And the "mosque at ground zero" (activity center with multiple prayer rooms two blocks away from ground zero) never became a reason to watch or agree with Glenn Beck.

And also true is the fact that you have to be religious to go to a religious school (my parents had to pretend that they were both christian as well). Though I was unaware that our taxes went to them it doesn't even shock me at all. Despite how secular our judicial system is, religion still plays a part in most countries.
(26-09-2010 08:06 PM)No J. Wrote:  Canada is a great nation. I have been to the states a number of times and met wonderful people there, but I feel more comfortable in Canada. I also felt almost as comfortable in Australia. It is very much like Canada.

My problem with Australia is that the government is kind of anti-porn. Sad


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29-09-2010, 12:16 AM
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(28-09-2010 06:53 PM)AtheistEnthusiast Wrote:  My problem with Australia is that the government is kind of anti-porn. Sad

Have you been to King's Cross in Sydney? It seems, at least there, to be less anti-porn than Canada.
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30-09-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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As much as I look upon Western Europe and Canada to a lesser extent which awe and admiration, I don't think I could live there. I did live in Canada when I was a little child, but the majority of my life has been spent in the United States. You get used to the place you grow up in, and you assimilate (as much as I am comfortable with) to the native culture.

I feel absolutely no nationalism though. And I think that is what people need to realize. I'm not proud to be an American, but I don't hate America (government aside). It's a fairly nice place to live. Not the best by any measure, but it is what I'm used to and it's where my friends are. However, I reserve pride for my accomplishments, and like George Carlin said, your nationality is accident of birth. You wouldn't say you are proud to be born with a genetic predisposition for colon cancer.

Sorry for the unrelated-ness. BTW, how do you guys like your healthcare system? The propaganda distributors have told us some nasty things about it (that I clearly don't believe).
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30-09-2010, 05:47 PM
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(30-09-2010 05:05 PM)TruthAddict Wrote:  BTW, how do you guys like your healthcare system? The propaganda distributors have told us some nasty things about it (that I clearly don't believe).

It's not that bad really, depending on where you live. I can imagine smaller hospitals having less funding due to the nature of socialized medicine, but in the cities it works just fine. The only real problem is when people go take up spaces in lines for no good reason :\

However as far as the finances and the effectiveness go, it works so there's no reason to change it. Dental on the other hand...

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30-09-2010, 08:22 PM
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Hey TruthAddict, although it was 20 years ago when we lived in Canada, my SIL's still live there and the health care system is great. That is one thing I can say about Canada, during my time there I didn't have to chose between eating or going to the doctor when I was sick. My husband had a serious intestinal infection while we lived there and had to have 12 inches of his intestines removed. He had the BEST care, and was permitted to stay for 3 weeks in the hospital recuperating, unlike here where they kick you out as fast as possible so they can make more money on the next victim. My BIL had a stroke earlier this year (in Canada) and got super care too. All those scare-tactic stories they've talked about on FauxNews etc. are fabrications, or extreme truth-stretchings. And you CAN get private healthcare insurance there if you want it.
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30-09-2010, 11:59 PM
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It is wise for Canadians to take out temporary health insurance policies when traveling outside Canada, including trips to the United States. Some people who have not done this and got sick or into accidents abroad have ended up suffering financial hardships for the oversight. I don't need such a policy anywhere in Canada.
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