President Barack Obama is a bleeding-heart conservative when compared to politicians like former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
The late Trudeau was an inaugural inductee into the new Queer Hall of Fame.
The former prime minister was a key figure in decriminalizing homosexuality and his famous partial quote — “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation” — helped convince Parliament to pass the law in 1969.
Trudeau’s son, Justin, said he is incredibly honoured that the work his father did is being acknowledged.
“I know that the decriminalization of homosexuality 40 years ago was something that my father was very proud of,” Trudeau said.
“He’d be touched,” he said, of his father who passed away almost nine years ago.
Once again, Canada wins.
By the way, Trudeau was an outspoken Christian (Roman Catholic). He also got divorced during his tenure as Prime Minister.
(Thanks to Shawn for the link!)