LEAF obtained funding from the Court Challenges Program and the Ontario Women’s Directorate to:

  1. Engage in research to identify the policies, objectives, and provisions of the Income Tax Act which in effect disadvantage lesbian and gay relationships (including a review of lesbian and gay equality cases to date)
  2. Consult with lesbians from diverse communities, including Indigenous communities, Black communities, and communities of persons with disabilities, to begin the process of developing strategies for challenging legislation such as the Income Tax Act.

Carol Allen organized consultations with 150 individuals and organizational representatives, and completed this report.