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Anal intercourse section of Criminal Code to be repealed: Legislation

The Liberal government will introduce legislation Tuesday to repeal a Criminal Code provision on anal intercourse that critics and courts say is unconstitutional and discriminates against gay and bisexual men.

"A lot of Canadians think that when Pierre Trudeau said 'the state had no business in the bedrooms of the nation' back in the '60s, that that meant this law was repealed," said Douglas Elliott, a Toronto-based lawyer and longtime gay rights activist.

"But in fact, all they did was create an exemption - an exemption that has always discriminated against gay men."

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