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- Marc Hall gets to take his 'beau' to the ball (11 May 2002)
- Tomorrow is European Union Day (8 May 2002)
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Marc Hall gets to take his 'beau' to the ball (11 May 2002)
A judge in Oshawa, Ontario (Canada) has ruled that a gay high school student may take his boyfriend to a school ball, despite the objections of the school board.
Marc, a student at a Roman Catholic high school in Oshawa, had been forbidden to take his boyfriend to the ball because, in the words of the school board: "We do not discriminate against gay students, but we do not agree with a homosexual lifestyle". Such goobledegook! The school board was discriminating against a gay student by forbidding him from taking his boyfriend to the ball and any pretence that it was not doing so defies logic. The school board was simply too cowardly to admit what its real motives are.
Judge McKinnon, in giving his ruling, saw through the school board's homophobia for what it is, and said that Marc may take his boyfriend to the ball. He gave his ruling just a few hours before the ball was due to take place and, for good mesaure, forbade the school from cancelling the ball. Way to go!
Tomorrow is European Union Day (8 May 2002)
The 9th May is European Union Day; the following text explaining the background to the adoption of this date as 'EU Day', is taken from the EU website:
On the 9th of May 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations.
This proposal, known as the "Schuman declaration", is considered to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union. Today, the 9th of May has become a European symbol (Europe Day) which along with the single currency (the euro), the flag and the anthem, identifies the political entity of the European Union. Europe Day is the occasion for activities and festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and peoples of the Union closer to one another.
Copyright © 2002 William Cameron