This paper discusses obscenity law before and after R. v. Butler, LEAF’s position in the case and how that analysis affects lesbians and gay men, the impact of Butler in the artistic community, and how LEAF has been presented in the media since Butler.

In addition to providing information and responding to some of the criticisms of LEAF’s arguments, the report hopes to foster continuing dialogue on what position LEAF should take in the future on issues relating to equality and sexual representation.

This paper was written by Karen Busby, Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law, and member of the LEAF National Legal Committee.

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