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B.C. Liberals blocked from marching in Vancouver gay pride parade because they won’t back some pro-trans legislation

24 Jul

Gotta love prog infighting. 🙂

The B.C. Liberal Party says it will not participate in Vancouver’s Pride parade after refusing to sign a pledge calling for new legislation to protect transgender people, as required by organizers.

The city’s Pride parade is scheduled for Aug. 2. The Vancouver Pride Society announced in May it would require parade entrants to sign a pledge for transgender equality. The one-page document says the signee supports the passage of new provincial and federal legislation to better protect transgender and gender-variant Canadians from discrimination.

Laura Miller, the B.C. Liberal Party’s executive director, in an e-mail Wednesday confirmed the party will not participate in the parade.

“Vancouver Pride Society has drawn a line in the sand: Sign the pledge or don’t march. As much as we might want to participate, we will not change our point of view to do so,” she said.

“The party’s policy is clear. Every individual is equal. Every individual has the right to protection under B.C.’s Human Rights Code, which is inclusive of transgender and gender-variant people. Where we differ is whether these protections need to be explicitly stated.”

The Vancouver Pride Society, in a written statement, said people watching the parade this year “can take comfort knowing that the groups they see march in the parade support trans rights.”

“No political party will receive special treatment for the parade,” Bry Leckie, the society’s parade co-ordinator, wrote. “Political parties that march must sign the pledge on behalf of the party. If they refuse to stand up for LGBTQ2+ rights, they have no place at the parade.”

LGBTQ2+?

That’s a new one to me!

Seems, too, to be a B.C. only thing.

British Californians just have to be different, doncha know…

Elaine Allan, the federal Conservative Party’s candidate for Vancouver Centre, also signed the pledge. The society said it has not yet received a signed pledge from the federal Conservative party.

But will they discipline her, for acting so independently?

Of course not!

Conservatives-In-Name-Only…

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Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Canada, homos, queers, The Decline, The Kulturkampf

 

11 responses to “B.C. Liberals blocked from marching in Vancouver gay pride parade because they won’t back some pro-trans legislation

  1. ray

    July 24, 2015 at 3:40 am

    You know, I thought I was being funny with the LGBTQetc thing but they out-did me with that +. I wonder if they got tired of updating their placards?

    Biting their own tail must hurt! It’s wonderful news and a contender for the sunny side. Cheers.

     
  2. Will S.

    July 24, 2015 at 3:51 am

    🙂

    The only reason I wouldn’t post that to the Sunny Side blog is because I mostly avoid politics there.

    But yeah, this is a good news story. 🙂

    I have no idea what the + is for, though that’s as good a theory as any. Then again, remember ‘atheism plus’, who think that it isn’t enough to just believe that God does not exist (or to simply hate the idea of Him, which is actually their default position, for most of them), but who also believe one must add progressive, humanist politics, else you’re not a ‘real atheist’, they’d say. Whatever; I find most atheists embrace prog politics anyway, with or without a +.

     
  3. ray

    July 24, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Thx for explanation of sunny side criteria. I used to read the sports pages at breakfast during my Career Phase, because political columns interfered with digestion. Erp.

    The + is their way of saying, “‘Plus’ every insane demand we tack on later” — whatever smug perversion we decide will freekify them privileged, oppressive, White Male Christians most. . . . you know, the Enemy of Progress to the glorious future where, as our Demander in Chief noted, ‘Love Wins’. Their Hero is in Homeland Kenya right now, demanding Gay Rights for a continent that already festers under darkness. Doubtless his globalist homo-agenda will bring the continent out of, well, pre-hell.

    Cheers.

     
  4. Will S.

    July 24, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Oh, so he is pressing that? What an asshole. I thought he might consider exercising prudence, but instead, no, let’s lecture others on how to live their lives, because we progs know better!

     
  5. feeriker

    July 25, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Hifrigginlarious!

     
  6. feeriker

    July 25, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Oh, so he is pressing that? What an asshole. I thought he might consider exercising prudence, but instead, no, let’s lecture others on how to live their lives, because we progs know better!

    It’s important to remember that, while the Figurehead-in-Chief probably agrees with all of it, not one word of it is his. He is Charlie McCarthy to Big Oil’s/the Military Industrial Complex’s/Bankster’s/Academia’s Edgar Bergen. Their collective hands up his rectum make his mouth move while their ventriloquism puts their words in his mouth. Heck, for all we know and for as much personality and effort as the job really requires, Barry Soetero/Barack Obama could be an embalmed corpse, a droid, or a hologram. And for all we know might be one.

    At any rate, how little self respect does one have to have to aspire to being a powerless sock puppet, no matter how much fleeting faux prestige accompanies the job.

     
  7. Will S.

    July 25, 2015 at 11:21 am

    @ feeriker: Agreed!

    @ feeriker: Indeed.

     
  8. Eric

    July 25, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I’m not sure about Obama, but I’m pretty certain that Bush Junior fit that description. He always reminded me of a zombie or a golem or some similar being. He never seemed to have an identifiable personality and his eyes always looked vacant.

    There was a belief in the Middle Ages that when someone reached such a degree of depravity that there was no longer hope for redemption, that a demon would take the soul to Hell and inhabit the body until its appointed time to die. I’m not sure that isn’t true of Obama, Biden, and Kerry.

     
  9. Will S.

    July 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    🙂

     

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