Guy Earle, or at least his lawyer, faces off against the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal today over a complaint that Earle, acting in his role as MC of an open mike comedy night, subjected a woman and her same-sex partner to discrimination in the provision of a service on the basis of gender and sexual orientation, which is in breach of Section 8 of the Human Rights Code.
In other words a comedian offended some people who were heckling the show, which is apt to happen to hecklers in a comedy setting, and now he has to defend himself for doing the same thing that every other comedian who has ever performed comedy in public has done before; heckle the heckler.
What has this country come to.
Human Rights Tribunals/Commissions: Fire them all
Some background on the case can be found here including a post by Ezra on Susan Cole, the women who recently went on Fox News to speak out against free speech and Ann Coulter.
BIG UPDATE:Earle's Lawyer walks out of tribunal.
Attempt to quash.