The Index

Names, residence and time period of the first same-sex couple in recorded history:
Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, Egypt, circa 2400 B.C.

First place in the world to pass jurisdiction prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation: Quebec, 1977

Year in which Glen Murray, former mayor of Winnipeg and first openly gay mayor of a large North American city, was elected:
1998

Date on which Newfoundland and Labrador issued its first marriage license to a same-sex couple:
December 21st, 2004

Year in which same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada, under a Liberal government:
2005

Year in which Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an unsuccessful motion to re-evaluate that legalization, as per one of his campaign promises:
2006

Number of countries which grant full legal marriage rights:
6

Minimum number of countries in which homosexuality is still punishable by death:
5

Sources are linked.

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Thrill of the hunt

Bryhanna Greenough goes all Easter bunny on us. My mom used to buy the grocery store Easter egg kits with wire egg holders, little stickers and packets of dye. My younger brother and I would dutifully mark the shells with wax crayon and then plunge them into electric, coloured baths. We didn’t do much with […]

29 March 2007

  1. Jennifer McCreath · March 29, 2007

    very interesting statistics. it’s great to see progress being made, yet scary to think how recent this has all materialized.