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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination Sex Discrimination?

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that sexual orientation is already implicitly included in an enumerated Section 15(1) ground of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, that is, ‘sex’, because almost every ... More


Comparison and Conclusion

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that the contexts in which the three human rights instruments operate (the United States constitution, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Canadian Charter of Rights ... More


Introduction

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Over the fifty years since the end of World War II in 1945, representatives of the millions of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals around the world who have been affected by discrimination have sought to ... More


Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Mark Bell

in Anti-Discrimination Law and the European Union

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199244508
eISBN:
9780191697371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244508.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter examines the European Union's (EU) approach to sexual orientation discrimination policy. It traces the growth of a debate on the appropriate role of the EU on sexual discrimination ... More


The United States Constitution: Immutable Status and Sex Discrimination Arguments

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court case Bowers v. Hardwick, gay, lesbian, and bisexual plaintiffs have looked for alternatives to a right of privacy argument under the United States constitution. ... More


The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Is Sexual Orientation an Immutable Status or a Fundamental Choice?

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Would recognition of sexual orientation as an ‘immutable status’ provide an effective solution to the problem of public sector discrimination against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals and same-sex ... More


The European Convention on Human Rights: Immutable Status and Sex Discrimination Arguments

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the extent to which applicants under the European Convention on Human Rights have used immutable status and sex discrimination arguments under Article 14. It also discusses what ... More


The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Sexual Orientation under Section 15(1)

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The Canadian Supreme Court, at the time of writing this book, had yet to decide a case of sexual orientation discrimination under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Section 15(1). In ... More


The United States Constitution: Fundamental Choice Arguments

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In 1960, so-called ‘sodomy’ laws prohibited all oral or anal intercourse, between men, between women, or between a man and a woman, in fifty states in the US and the District of Columbia. The first ... More


The European Convention on Human Rights: Fundamental Choice Arguments

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Turning from the United States constitution to the European Convention on Human Rights, one is immediately confronted by the striking differences between the texts of the two instruments. These ... More


Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Robert Wintemute

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

‘Lesbian and gay rights are human rights!’ Is this just a political slogan to be chanted outside legislatures? Or are there legal arguments to support the claim that the right to be free from sexual ... More


Collective Discrimination

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

in According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300166828
eISBN:
9780300166880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166828.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter investigates the current legal standards for analyzing workplace discrimination and, in the process, presents one gap in the law that leaves individuals susceptible to employment ... More


July 1999: Lesbian Cohabitants in Canada

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses the decision of the Canadian Supreme Court in M v H (1999) 2 SCR 3 in which that court held that a same-sex couple should be treated as “spouses” for the purposes of legislation permitting ... More


Article 19 TFEU

Denis Martin

in The EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198794561
eISBN:
9780191927874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759393.003.92
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Article 13 EC Without prejudice to the other provisions of the Treaties and within the limits of the powers conferred by them upon the Union, the Council, acting unanimously in accordance with a ... More


April 2000: Mothers who Love Women

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses two cases, one from the European Court of Human Rights and one from the Sheriff Court at Dunfermline. In Da Silva Mout v Portugal the European Court finally accepted that article 14 of the ... More


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