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Posted on 12/22/2005 8:47:04 PM PST by Founding Father
Canada Legalizes "Sex Clubs" - "14-year-olds will be exploited"
By Gudrun Schultz
OTTAWA, Ontario, December 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that group sex in publicly accessible venues is legal.
In a ruling handed down this morning, Canada's Supreme Court has declared it is legal for clubs to provide opportunities for group sex. As long as consent is given, the area is somewhat private, and no payment is directly involved, partner exchanging or "swinging" and group participation in sexual acts is not considered illegal.
"The decision is certainly in line with the tendency of this court to throw out any restrictions to behavior," said Gwen Landolt, vice president of Real Women of Canada. "The courts are gradually reducing public concern about morality and behavior that is offensive. Judges don't have legitimacy."
"There is a real trend to break down moral principles in Canadian society. Those principles have been built based on human experience about what is in the best interest of society."
With sex clubs now protected by Canada's supreme court, the potential social repercussions are staggering. The age of sexual consent in Canada is 14. Canadian teenagers can now legally participate in group sex offered by clubs (so long as alcohol is not sold on the premises).
"The implications are horrendous," said Landolt. "It's an exploitation of human sexuality. 14-year-olds will be exploited."
The Supreme Court ruling addressed two Quebec Court of Appeal decisions that had arrived at opposite conclusions. The owners of two Montreal 'swingers' clubs were charged with operating bawdy houses, in both cases involving group sex. One was convicted, the other acquitted. The owner who was convicted appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court. The Crown appealed the acquittal of the other owner.
The Supreme Court's decision was based upon the definition of what constitutes a public place and an 'indecent act'. (Prostitution was not a factor in either case, even though payment was required at both locations before entry.)
One club was for members only, and the sexual activity took place in designated rooms, sometimes with on-lookers. The other club, which had a cursory doorman in place, used a moveable, transparent curtain to block off the dance floor at regular intervals, and the activity took place behind the curtain. In both clubs, according to the owners, entry was granted to adult patrons after a fee was paid and the person was notified about the nature of the club.
In general, case law has defined an indecent act as that behavior which either offends the community or has the potential to cause harm to the community in some way.
According to Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, group sex neither offends nor harms the Canadian public.
Supreme Court Justices Major, Binnie, Deschamps, Fish, Abella and Charron agreed with McLachlin's ruling. Justice Michel Bastarache and Justice Louis LeBel disagreed.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in ecstasy!
Depravitiy approved by the Liberal-Socialist Canadian Courts. . .
Vote for a Democrat into political power and wait. . .but not for long.
Perversion that will destroy a nation, and the courts allow it.
Well if your going to have a liberal country you
need to walk the walk not just talk about it!
Depravity ORDERED by the Canadian court. Judges in Western societies have become our petty dictators. It is a problem for the rule of law in democracies when judges are viewed as unjust, immoral and depraved. The rule of law is voluntary.
"Sir, please pay your (wink, wink) cover charge to the doorman."
Moral Absolutes Ping.
I'm sure you're tired of reading about this (deleted noun), I am. But in the interests of knowing the truth and not hiding one's head in the sand pretending that everything is hunkey dorey, here's another article about legalized group sex in Canada.
A lot more information in this article. I did not realize that the age of consent in Canada is 14. FOURTEEN! So fourteen year old kids can legally enter these "establishments" and - well, do what everyone else is doing there.
The fact that a number of people on another thread are supporting this as benign is mind boggling to me, and the funny thing is that they never address any of my arguments. Just make the usual "nanny state" type arguments.
Look at it this way - which is more government fascistic type intrusion - allowing municipalities and states and counties to make their own laws about whether they want legalized orgy clubs or not, or forcing said orgy clubs on everyone by judicial fiat? Hmmm?
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FOURTEEN YEAR OLDS. Canada is off the cliff already, obviously.
I'd a bet good money (an lost) you had just signed up with that screen name for this thread........funny !
Canookistan will license anything but a gun it seems these days !
When Sharia law is declared in Canada, this won't be allowed anymore.
Sex clubs should only operate in private venues. Such as my living room.
Yep......Consent is 14 in Canookistan ?!?!?!?!
Doesn't sound right as all of the brass pole polishers union sorts were all 18 and above when I visited the Cold Lake military base up there while I was active duty...
Canada has passed many questionable or downright stupid laws, but I suspect that there is more to this assertion than is being suggested by the source. Heck, even in Texas, being 16 was a valid defense against a charge of having sex with a 14 year old, if I recall correctly.
Well, it's good to know the 14-year-olds won't be exposed to anything as degenerate as a bottle of beer.
I tell the Canadians all the time to stay our of our business and now it is time for us to stay out of theirs.
i can't believe that we don't have something more important to talk about then the sex laws in Canada.
I'll bet it's closer to 14 than 21.
Yep. But that doesn't help the writer's agenda. :-)
Lord knows we wouldn't want these 14-year-old Canadians corrupted by booze. Sheesh.
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