uCalgary professor spearheads human rights lawsuit

July 17, 2007

Darren Lund, an award-winning education professor at the University of Calgary (and a married, straight father) filed a complaint against the author of a controversial letter against gay activists that will now be the focus of what some are calling ''probably the most significant constitutional case involving human rights legislation that has ever been considered in Alberta.''  The key debate is over freedom of speech, vs. inciting hatred against gays. The Alberta government has lined up behind Lund, while a national gay-rights group has decided not to support his suit, in a nod to free speech.  The Calgary Herald