WHEREAS the federal Human Rights Act provides protection from discrimination on specified grounds on which there is broad public consensus;

AND WHEREAS homosexuals and lesbians have the same rights and privileges as others in society and there is no credible evidence that they experience discrimination as generally understood under the Human Rights Act, nor is there public consensus that special protection for their lifestyle be included in the federal Human Rights Act;

AND WHEREAS to include such special protection for the homosexual and lesbian sexual lifestyle in the federal Human Rights Act will improperly imply society’s endorsement of such relationships;

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.