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The Conversation: Sexual identity is an important part of our lives, and the law should recognize that

May 28, 2024 — 

As written in The Conversation by Neil McArthur, Director, Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of Manitoba:

An Alberta court recently ruled in the case of a Calgary man, Matthew Mills, who ran a private club out of his home for people who identify as non-monogamous. Mills was charged for a zoning violation — he was accused of operating an unsanctioned “social organization” in a residential area.

Mills claimed that the charges against him infringed on his right to define his identity in his own way. This is because, as he told the court, he is “involved in ethical non-monogamy as a core aspect of his lifestyle” and that he “considers his views and preferences in this regard to be part of his sexual orientation.”

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