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Comic fined for lesbian insults

2011-04-23 04:09:50.572154+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Shadow forwarded along this news report which led to Vancouver Sun: Comedian, Vancouver restaurant ordered to pay for insults against lesbian:

Amateur standup comedian Guy Earle has been ordered to pay $15,000 to Lorna Pardy, 32, who filed the complaint last year after she and her lesbian partner were taunted at Zesty’s Restaurant on Commercial Drive on May 22, 2007. Restaurant owner Salam Ishmail has been ordered to pay her $7,500.

It's important to note that Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms doesn't have the equivalent of our First Amendment, something that queer authors have been painfully aware of for years.

But I'd also note: This guy insulted a lesbian, on Commercial Drive, in Vancouver British Columbia?[1] And they let him live?


[1] If you've never been to Vancouver, that's like Valencia Street in San Francisco.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-26 16:54:03.105141+00 by: Dan Lyke

the SE thread points to the court's decision.