OTTAWA, Apr 28 ( – Proposed Canadian federal legislation on government employee pension plans will allow survivor benefits to be passed to same-sex cohabitators in a “conjugal” relationship. At a committee hearing on the bill, Reform party representatives criticized the section saying it would put the “state into the bedrooms” of Canada’s public servants making sure “conjugal” activity took place so as to satisfy the law’s requirements.

The Official Opposition Critic for Families, Eric Lowther asked: “How will you know what a person’s private intimacies are? How will you use this criteria, and could anyone claim it?”

LifeSite News reported on a similar law which was enacted in March when Canadian immigration policy was changed to allow for citizenship considerations based on active homosexual relations.  The immigration department had to ensure that all types of situations where two individuals of the same sex were living together would not be included in the agreement. They specified that only those having sexual relations were to be included, hence Canada would deny immigration to a young man’s best friend and roommate unless that friendship included sexual activity.

The document, entitled Immigrant Applications Made In Canada On Humanitarian Or Compassionate (H&C) Grounds and released February 23 says, “separation of common-law or same sex partners who reside together in a genuine conjugal-like relationship is grounds for H&C consideration.”

Source: The Ottawa Citizen


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