So Xtra now proclaims that “the coalition that helped [Marc Hall] win his case[in 2002] has reassembled once again to support students in their ongoing fight for gay-straight alliances (GSA)”, even as it lists, in the same news story, another one from its archives that has as its title “Hall drops case against Catholic school”.
Many regular visitors to LifeSite will recall the Marc Hall case. This was the case of the young homosexual who obtained an interim court injunction ordering his Roman Catholic High School to permit him to attend the school prom with his homosexual partner. This injunction was granted in the course of his Action against the Durham Catholic District School Board for $100,000 in damages.
This case came to an abrupt halt on June 29, 2005 when all the parties to the litigation appeared before Mr. Justice Shaughnessy of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, who ultimately issued an order permitting Marc Hall to discontinue his Action against the School Board and the principal, before trial of the Action, which was scheduled for October 11, 2005.
If this “coalition” is going to hang their hat on the decision of Justice MacKinnon in granting the interim injunction in challenging the right of Catholic schools to regulate the activities of GSAs (which the Ontario government itself describes as co-curricular activities), then I respectfully suggest that they get better lawyers who are able to think past gay activist ideology and accept the legal reality that higher Courts have rejected his approach to these questions. (more…)