Abstract

Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.\n Conclusion As the previous cases demonstrate, Canada's human rights protections at both the provincial and federal levels have gone a long way in working to combat discriminatory behaviors toward sexual minorities in school settings. By carefully weighing the actual and potential harms to gay, lesbian, and bisexual students and teachers, which are well-documented (Kosciw, Diaz, and Gretytak 2008; Taylor et al. 2008; Williams et al. 2003; Ferfolja 1998), against the legally justified minimal impairment of some individuals' antihomosexual religious beliefs, educators can develop approaches for talking about sexual orientation in schools that promote school safety, while allowing space for diverging religious views.

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