Same Sex Rights Case Study

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Facts of the case Same Sex Rights Vriend v. Alberta, [1998] 1S.C.R. 493 There was a guy named Vriend who was a college instructor. At the time he was in Alberta located in the prairies of Canada. In the year 1988 he was given a full time permanent position as a laboratory coordinator at a college. In the year 1991the president had told Vriend to resign from his position of being the college instructor due to the fact that he was homosexual. Vriend then refused to quit his job that the college fired him. They terminated him because the college does not accept homosexual practises. Vriend decided that he file a complaint to the Alberta Human Rights Commission that his employer discriminated him just because he was gay. The commission had told him that he can't make this complaint since it wasn't under the Individual's Right Protection Act because it didn't include the sexual orientation act. The judge found that the judge had protection against discrimination on the basis which was an unjustified violation of section 15 of the charter. The respondents have claimed and voiced their opinion by saying that the case concerns the legislative under section 15 that it…show more content…
Many gays, lesbians and bisexuals will tend to show aggression towards this act and might even leave the country because of this discrimination. Many of the people will show a bit of hatred and jealousy towards those who are straight because they get more rights. To the Canadian public this shows that they are being discriminatory and many people wouldn't like that Canada is imposing this idea. It's also a shame and embarrassment not only to Canada but the people living here because it shows that they are living in this country that has discrimination towards these type of
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