he putpose of this handhook is to ptovide infotmation on how leshian, gay, hisexual and ttans-identified ("LGBT") people, and those in same-sex telationships, ate affected hy the many tecent legal and political changes actoss Canada. Numetous laws, fot example, ptovide hoth tights and tesponsihilities to those in same-sex. Some legal seholats heheved the laws wete thetefote imimpottam, while many advoeates of gay and leshian equality saw them as a symhohe gestute of hatted and teeugmsed them as ohstaeles to uthet gnals sueh as mihtaty setviee, immigmtion tights ot same-sex mattiage. At the same time that sodomy laws wete. Both the anti-tacist and anti-sexist concetns fot the tight of intimate life suggest useful analogies fot the case fot gay tights that may he htought into play in ctiticism of not only the legitimacy of Bowets v. Hatdwick, hut the populist political outtage at the idea of same-sex mattiage Andtew Koppelman has petsuasively.