WHEREAS homosexual men and women are not a true class in need of protection because they are united only by their sexual practices which alone define and distinguish them from others

AND WHEREAS homosexual/lesbian sexual practices are not immutable, morally neutral distinguishing characteristics, such as those defining ethnicity or gender;

AND WHEREAS to exclude sexual orientation from the Human Rights Act does not deprive homosexual men and women of any constitutional rights since they already share all the fundamental rights of all Canadians;

AND WHEREAS any amendment to the federal Human Rights Act to include the words “sexual orientation” will similarly result in the amendment of over 50 federal statutes to provide marital and spousal benefits to homosexual/lesbian relationships within federal jurisdiction;

BE IT RESOLVED that Parliament refuse to amend the federal Human Rights Act to include the phrase “sexual orientation” as a prohibited ground of discrimination.