Wednesday, February 15, 2006

VIGIL TO SUPPORT EQUAL FAMILIES

For those in Ottawa ....

Don't leave our families out in the cold!

Thurs. Feb. 16th, gather at Human Right Monument on Elgin St. at 6:00 pm

Tomorrow (Thurs. Feb. 16th) is the official launch of the Institute of Marriage & Family Canada, a new lobbying group set up by Focus on the Family, a far-right group based in the United States led by James Dobson, who advocates such views as:

* a "war" on equal marriage
* referring to abortion as "the baby holocaust"
* establishing "abstinence only" sexual health programs
* conversion therapy for gay, lesbian and bisexual people through the organization's frequent "Love Won Out" seminars
* a stance against universal child care (or many other social programs for that matter)

While this new Institute has attempted to strike a moderate tone, its intentions are clear:

* to turn back the clock on equal marriage for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-identified people
* to use the marriage debate as a launching pad to reverse other rights and freedoms we have won for our communities
* to prevent the establishment of universal childcare programs

Join us at the Human Rights Monument, TOMORROW at 6 pm to demonstrate that Canada supports an inclusive definition of "family."

Don't leave our community out in the cold!

More info:

Ariel Troster
ariel.troster@gmail.com

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