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Jason Kenney (@jkenney) fought to block gay men from visiting their dying spouses in the hospital at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Since then, he's spent 30-years fighting against LGBTQ2+ equality. Here's a few examples... (1/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In January 1998, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) referred to the Vriend case (which held it was unconstitutional to exclude gays and lesbians from human rights laws) as a “virus” of judicial activism. (2/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In January 1998, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) urged Alberta Premier Ralph Klein to invoke section 33 of the Charter (a.k.a. the notwithstanding clause) to block human rights protections for gays and lesbians. (3/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In June 1998, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) attacked Justice Rosalie Abella, after she ruled in favor of a lesbian couple's constitutional challenge. Kenney called Abella "irresponsible", "ideologically driven" and "radical". (4/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In June 1998, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) called on the government to appeal the Rosenberg case. That case ruled it was unconstitutional for the government to treat same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples differently under the Income Tax Act. (5/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In June 1999, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) voted in favor of a motion that proclaimed marriage was between “one man and one woman”. (6/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In April 2000, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) bragged about opposing gay and lesbian adoption rights. (7/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In April 2000, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) voted against Bill C-23 (Modernization of Benefits & Obligations Act). Bill C-23 ensured, among other things, that same-sex partners of deceased veterans were entitled to pensions and benefits. (8/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In November 2002, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) equated the rights of gays and lesbians to polygamy and incest. He accused the courts of opening “the door for polygamists, advocates of incest, and others to claim the same status as homosexuals”. (9/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In August 2003, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) suggested Catholics who support same-sex marriage should "leave the community". (10/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In September 2003, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) voted against extending hate crime protections to gays and lesbians. (11/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In September 2003, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) (again) voted in favor of a motion that proclaimed marriage was between “one man and one woman”. (12/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In February 2005 Jason Kenney (@jkenney) insulted an openly-gay MP (Libby Davis). (13/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In June 2005, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) voted against the legalization of same-sex marriage. He previously referred to same-sex marriage as a “radical social experiment”. (14/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In December 2006, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) voted to re-open the debate on same-sex marriage. (15/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In April 2008, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) remained silent after a video surfaced of MP Tom Lukiwski proclaiming: “There's As and there's Bs. The As are guys like me. The Bs are homosexual faggots with dirt under their fingernails that transmit diseases”. (16/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In July 2008, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) attended a legal fundraiser for Guy Earle. Earle referred to group of lesbians as "dykes". He also shouted: “You’re a fat ugly cunt. No man will fuck you... that’s why you’re a dyke. You fat cunt.” (17/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In November 2009: Jason Kenney (@jkenney), while serving as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, released a 63-page immigration manual. References to LGBTQ2+ rights had been removed from the manual. (18/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In May 2010, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) supported the government’s decision to deny the Toronto Pride Festival funding from the Marquee Tourism Program. (19/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In June 2012, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) voted to remove hate speech provisions from the Human Rights Act. (20/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In March 2013, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) (again) voted against extending human rights protections to those who are discriminated against because of their ‘gender identity’ or ‘gender expression’. (21/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In November 2013, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) praised Myron Thompson. Thompson infamously gave a speech, noting: "I want the whole world to know that I do not condone homosexuals... I do not like what they do... I think it is unnatural.” (22/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In April 2014, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) endorsed Rob Anders. Anders was criticized, in 2012, for disseminating a petition (in response to a transgender rights bill) that called on the House of Commons “to protect and safeguard our children”. (23/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In December 2014, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) delivered a speech to a social conservative group on conscience rights. He urged the group to do their "part to defend the rights of conscience of all, in all environments". (24/32) #yyc #ableg
In July 2015, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) bragged about his “role” in repealing hate speech provisions from the Human Rights Act. (25/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In May 2016, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) voted in favor of a motion to insert “conscience rights” into a piece of federal legislation. These "rights" would allow medical practitioners to discriminate against patients. (26/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In April 2017, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) delivered a speech comparing John Carpay to Rosa Parks. Carpay infamously claimed "schools are slitting their own throats" by including sexual orientation and gender identity in anti-bullying policies. (27/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In November 2017, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) opposed Bill 24. Bill 24 prevents teachers from outing students who join Gay-Straight Alliances ("GSAs"). (28/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In January 2018, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) refused to condemn the Town of Taber after it denied a request to fly a pride flag on a community flag pole. (The Mayor of Taber, Andrew Prokop, previously endorsed Jason Kenney). (29/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In July 2018, Jason Kenney refused to kick Sandra Kim out of the UCP, after she shared a post that read: “I do not support homosexuality… I pray for you all and always will! Praying that all blinded eyes will be opened before it’s too late.” (30/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In November 2018, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) refused to kick John Carpay out of the UCP, after he was caught comparing the pride flag to the Swastika. Carpay has also claimed that "predators, abusers and bullies" will use GSAs to exploit children. (31/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
The Facebook version of this post is located here: (32/32)
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