The brainchild of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Bill C-150 overhauled the Criminal Code of Canada to bring it in line with more contemporary views of what should and should not be illegal.
At first, we all thought the bill had decriminalized homosexuality.
However, it soon became clear that Bill C-150 had only decriminalized certain limited actions...
The bill did not reconsider what constitutes immoral behaviour. It merely pushed gay sex into a narrow private space.
In short, it did not go far enough.
But it was the beginning of something.
[url=http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/Stuck_in_Bill_C150s_private_realm_of_... II of Laurier Lapierre's article for Xtra magazine[/url]
Part one discussed on [url=http://rabble.ca/babble/canadian-politics/40-year-anniversary-decriminal... thread.