A former chaplain's been charged with buggery, the equivalent of sodomy, in Canada:
Now the retired chaplain faces a basket of charges, including sexual assault.
Bazin was also charged with buggery, a now-abolished law, a fact that has alarmed gay activists.
"Certainly, you wonder why they're using that," says Richard Hudler, one of a clutch of seasoned gay activists working with the newly-formed Queer Ontario.
The solution to anyone with a brain is simple: charge the man with sexual assault if that's what he did, not buggery. Are they going to hunt down every man who had a sexual relationship with another before the buggery law was repealed? That'd make for a nice homophobic witch hunt.
It reminds me of the case of the British man who couldn't get a buggery charge lifted from his record, even though he was tortured to confession in 1959. But the Xtra article had another bit about sodomy laws that just won't die that was interesting: