May I just say that Canadian law appears to be an even more peculiar mess than American law?
Seriously, this case is utterly insane, and it's gotten more so the longer I've paid attention. As I understand it, the kid sued his school board to be allowed to take his boyfriend to the prom. OK. Fully in the US tradition for these things, even, so I have no problem understanding that.
He goes to a private Catholic school. Which, in both Canada and the US, would seem to trump his right to free expression of his inner gaiety at a private religious-sponsored event.
The Catholic school board governing the school is apparently a public institution.
What the ... how on earth do you have a public board governing private schools? WHY would you have a public board governing private religious schools?
Any road. Because the board is public, it seems that the board's religious obligations may be trumped by its constitutional obligations, which require them to let the boy and his boyfriend go to the prom regardless of the board's religious beliefs.
I suspect the kid will lose his court case, but this thing is so incredibly bizarre that I can't really tell.Posted by iain at May 06, 2002 05:55 PM
There's no link...Posted by Steven Den Beste at May 6, 2002 07:03 PM
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