KELWONA, BC, Dec 22 (LSN)  Kelwona mayor Walter Gray has joined mayors and city councillors in Fredericton, N.B., Hamilton, Ont., London, Ont., Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Edmonton in protesting pressure to proclaim “Gay Pride Day.” While Gray says he is willing to proclaim “gay day” he objects to adding the word “Pride.” According to a report in the National Post yesterday, Gray feels being forced to add “pride” infringes on his constitutional rights. “Don’t ask me to say I’m proud of the event I have to find out if, as a Canadian, I have any rights to free speech,  Or, because I am the mayor, am I told by a small group of the public what to say in precise terms?”  Gray’s chances of winning a case brought against him by the gay activist group Rainbow Coalition are slim,  especially considering the case was referred to the B.C. Human Rights Commission for a hearing. Not satisfied with the already revolutionary “human rights” impositions, Mary-Woo Sims, B.C.‘s chief human rights commissioner is seeking to be the first province to outlaw discrimination against transvestites.  In the opinion of the commission this action would constitute “national leadership” in the field of “human rights.”  Provincial Human Rights Tribunals (increasingly identified by critics as “kangaroo courts”) in Ontario and New Brunswick have thus far ordered three mayors to proclaim gay pride days and weeks despite their objections. The Mayors of London and Hamilton were fined $10,000 and $5,000 respectively for their “discrimination.” The court costs and fines for Mayor Dianne Haskett of London totaled more than $70,000.


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