Alberta still treating homosexuality as a mental illness

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    Mar 03, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=1cb259cd-b54d-4dc4-93d6-01ebf16e1263
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 03, 2012 4:59 PM GMT
    Evidently the Province of Alberta is very behind the times on this issue. This is very shocking coming out of Canada which is a very gay friendly and accepting nation.
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    This thread should be in the news section so riddler can berate his governments Stupid/OVERSPENDING instead of everyone elses governments!icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    Alberta was the hold-out when marriage for gay people became federal law.

    Here's an article with better detail. It's not a billing code, it's a diagnostic code.

    A great big fat embarrassment for the Provincial gov't that removed it from the online database but failed to remove it from practice. Now they will.

    http://www.theprovince.com/health/Alta+doctors+bill+province+treating+homosexuality/6207039/story.html
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    TheSingle1 saidAlberta still treating homosexuality as a mental illness
    Maybe if they'd stop getting their info from RJ they wouldn't think that way. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:40 PM GMT
    Alberta is conservative. Nothing new.
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidThis thread should be in the news section so riddler can berate his governments Stupid/OVERSPENDING instead of everyone elses governments!icon_wink.gif

    Good question. How come riddler claims to know all the minutia, facts, history & nuances about US politics, government, economics and culture, that he can lecture US citizens ad nauseam, but he hasn't addressed this in his own country?
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    Mar 03, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidAlberta is conservative. Nothing new.
    Riddler needs to move then.. he'd be much happier there.
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    Mar 03, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    People actually live there?
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    Mar 03, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    Anduru saidPeople actually live there?


    No. No one lives in Canada.
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    Mar 03, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    Fuck, where am I? What's going on?
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    Mar 03, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidFuck, where am I? What's going on?
    Ontario..
  • Tiran

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    Mar 04, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    Could be worse, poor Skinnybitch could be in Toronto.

    I live in Alberta, have most of my life. This is more of a bureaucratic issue than anything. I would bet there is one doctor with one poor attempting to be ex gay patient (I think I dated him actually) rather than any sort of conscious discrimination going on.
    Now last years fight over the education act, that was a different case entirely. That was the conservative element and evangelicals desperate to try and hold control. This is bureaucracy.
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    Mar 04, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    you know, I don't think they are that far off, considering how flakey gay men are when it comes to dating and even on here, I'm beginning to think it is a mental illness.
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    Mar 04, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    one more reason for me to steer clear from alberta and stay in beautiful bc icon_smile.gif))
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    Mar 04, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    gemini_821 saidone more reason for me to steer clear from alberta and stay in beautiful bc icon_smile.gif))


    +1
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    Mar 04, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    TheSingle1 said
    gemini_821 saidone more reason for me to steer clear from alberta and stay in beautiful bc icon_smile.gif))


    +1


    +1 from me too.

    Alberta would welcome Michelle Bachman and all in the Republican party. Hey, maybe they think women that use contraception are "sluts" and "whores" too!!
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    Mar 04, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    that's the best reason for moving to Ontario in Canada!
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    Mar 04, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    Ah, the province of my birth... only lasted a good nine months there, though.
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    Mar 04, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    NewNDiscreet saidyou know, I don't think they are that far off, considering how flakey gay men are when it comes to dating and even on here, I'm beginning to think it is a mental illness.


    It isn't. icon_wink.gif

    Try and consider, for a moment, what would happen if straight people were exposed to the same vitriol, only about straight sexual and romantic feelings, while growing up.


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    Mar 04, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    This is about ignorance, prejudices, and religious issues involve all around.
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    Mar 04, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    Haaretz said
    Anduru saidPeople actually live there?


    No. No one lives in Canada.


    No one lives where??
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    Mar 04, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    MeOhMy saidAh, the province of my birth... only lasted a good nine months there, though.


    Post-conception or post-nation?
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    Mar 04, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    MeOhMy saidAh, the province of my birth... only lasted a good nine months there, though.


    Post-conception or post-nation?


    After I popped out.
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    Mar 04, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    Haaretz said
    Anduru saidPeople actually live there?
    No. No one lives in Canada.
    I meant Alberta.