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A Conservative Shot Across the Bow? Sexual Orientation is a "Choice" and does not Deserve Protection under the Canadian Human Rights Act (Updated)

I know this story is a few days old but worth revisiting. Check out some of the choice comments.

The BC Conservative’s leader-designate John Cummins has made headlines for suggesting that sexual orientation is a choice that does not require specific protection under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

For CBC coverage, including video, see here.

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Update:

I don’t know who called John Cummins this weekend but the back pedalling was swift and decisive, even if disingenuous.  Anyway, his muzzle is back on, and sadly that doesn’t bode as well for the BC NDP as it would have had he continued to help split the right of centre vote in BC.

Still, talk about mental gymnastics. First, he uses “choice” as the grounds on which to remove discriminatory protection related to sexual orientation. Now “choice” means one’s ability to live one’s life in the way they he/she wants. He makes no sense and his apology is completely insincere.

Wow! He must have received some heat over this.