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Old 01-31-2010, 02:45 AM
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Please note the following press release from the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association pertaining to their application to intervene in the B.C. government's challenge of Canada's anti-polygamy law.

http://polyadvocacy.ca/press-release...ervention.html

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Default CPAA update: Intervenor status granted!

Friday, February 19, 2010

CPAA update: Intervenor status granted!



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The Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) is pleased to be able to say that on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, the BC Supreme Court agreed that it would hear the evidence and arguments of the CPAA when the Court considers the reference questions put to it by the BC government about the constitutionality of Canada's "anti-polygamy" law (s. 293, Criminal Code). This means that the court will hear the CPAA's evidence and arguments about how s. 293 breaches the charter rights of polyamorous Canadians: S 293 says that it is a criminal offence to live in a marriage-like ("conjugal") relationship involving more than 2 people and .

Other groups who were granted the same status as "interested persons" are British Columbia Civil Liberties Association; Beyond Borders: Ensuring Global Justice for Children; British Columbia Teachers’ Federation; Canadian Association for Free Expression; Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children, jointly with David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights; Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association; Catholic Organization for Life and Family, jointly with Knights of Columbus, BC and Yukon Chapter; Christian Legal Fellowship; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and James Oler in his capacity as Bishop of the FLDS; REAL Women of Canada; Stop Polygamy in Canada; and West Coast Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund. Mr. Blackmore's application for "party" status will be heard later. The Government of Canada and of British Columbia are parties to the litigation.

The first round of evidence is due in court in early June, with further evidence due in July and September.






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Default Related Article: Polyamorists, Catholics, teachers' union target polygamy law

Polyamorists, Catholics, teachers' union target polygamy law

B.C. attorney general to clear up Criminal Code definition


Janaya Fuller-Evans, Special to Vancouver Courier

Published: Friday, February 19, 2010


Read more: http://www2.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=edeba98d-d289-43ba-b0ac-e6f6492fa978#ixzz0g7OH4TFY
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Default Macleans Article featuring CPAA

Making their bed
Some 16 groups take sides on polygamy in a landmark case
by Ken MacQueen on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:00am

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The British Columbia government’s decision to test the legality of Canada’s 120-year-old polygamy law led to a shocking revelation for Karen and her two male partners. The 37-year-old Winnipeg-area mother, her husband of 15 years and a second male partner concede their arrangement is unconventional. She calls it a plural union based on equality, not religious ideas of male dominance. What she didn’t realize, until the B.C. court reference drew attention to the issue, was that they’re breaking the law by sharing a home. “This has been a real learning experience,” she says.
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http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/03/17/making-their-bed/
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“These have, almost without exception, given rise to a hierarchy dominated by older men with multiple younger wives.” That leads to “over-aggressive” males competing for a limited number of women,” it says. “Hence, polygamous societies are often violence-prone.”
If they got energy left to fight they are missing something !
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Default Vancouver sun april 7, 2010 - cpaa

Daphne Bramham: The oddball alliances in the polygamy battle

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Polyamorists, civil libertarians, supporters of Holocaust deniers square off against B.C. teachers, a Catholic family coalition, REAL Women
BY DAPHNE BRAMHAM, VANCOUVER SUN APRIL 7, 2010

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Dap...233/story.html
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Update on the CPAA and intervenor case in BC.
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The Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association led the charge of intervenors filing affidavits of evidence for the BC Supreme Court reference case. See our press release here
www.polyadvocacy.ca

Daphne Brahmn from the Vancouver Sun wrote an article about it.
http://www.vancouversun.com/Anti+pol...406/story.html
This article has been picked up in a few places.
http://polyinthemedia.blogspot.com/2...e-we-love.html

http://www.alliancealert.org/2010/06...-family-forms/

The case will be heard beginning November 22nd in Vancouver and extending into late January. At that point we will be needing people to sit in court and make notes of discussion so that all of the time will be covered by an interested poly person without our lawyer needing to be there in court. Volunteers interested please let me know off list.
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Wow. This is well planned, with a proactive, rather then reactive approach. Right down to the fine details. I have some hope.
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Wow. This is well planned, with a proactive, rather then reactive approach. Right down to the fine details. I have some hope.
You are right. There is always HOPE, and with the kind of support being collected and organized there may be more than some HOPE.
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