Touré Claver, president of the LGBT group Alternative Côte d'Ivoire, recalled in September that a doctor refused service a few years ago to a patient because of the patient's sexual orientation. In this socio-political context, the Church sought to increase its control of sexuality in order to protect the Quebecois family and the institution of marriage from any sort of depravity Linteau et al.
I will not reverse my path. A deeper examination of the parliamentary debates and editorials on the subject would be necessary. Ivory Coast. In sum, this study tried to show the interactions between the penal law and two other institutional discourses the medical and religiousthat have interfered both together and competitively in the legitimization of the penal control of homoerotic behaviors, paradoxically leading to the decriminalization and legal protection of homosexuals in Quebec.
What two consenting adults do is really not a matter for the law. The maximum sentence is imprisonment for 5 years with the possibility of flogging. Indeed, the publications relating to homosexuality remained, until , framed in terms of crime.
Duplessis indeed saw himself as the defender of religious values in Quebec and began a new wave of repression upon non-conforming minorities he considered subversive, especially homosexuals. By the same token, it is not surprising to note that Quebecois society judged homosexuality more severely than adultery, homosexuality being based only on a hedonism that shattered the sacrosanct rigidity of sexual roles.
We have to wait for the s to see the pathologizing medical discourse take the preeminent position within the legitimization and operation of the penal law system with regard to homoerotic mores.