gay activist [Michael] Hendricks and [René] LeBoeuf have mortgaged their
home to cover legal fees that have already topped $160,000. Montreals gay
community raised an additional $7,500 at a Feb 6  dinner benefit. The
biggest support outside Quebec is from Ontario couples visiting Kevin Bourassa
and Joe Varnells www.equalmarriage.ca website, Hendricks says.
XTRA!, April 18, 2002
How to help - Donations
rights do not begin or end at a nation's borders. Human rights and human dignity
are universal and inevitable."
Jerry Shestack, Past President American Bar
Association, and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission. May
6, 2002, Toronto
matter where you live, please support our effort to end marriage discrimination
by helping to pay for legal and advocacy expenses as we fight for
equality and human rights.
are no administration costs for mailed donations. One hundred per cent
of your mailed donation will go directly to the causes supported by our
service provider (PayPal) charges us a fee to process online donations.
The service provider subtracts their processing fee, before transferring online
donations to Equal Marriage trust account.
web site is financed by Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell. Any revenue generated
from linkage placements (e.g., Google links) are payable directly to the Equal
Marriage Pride trust account.
lawyer and philanthropist Bruce
Walker has agreed to manage two trust accounts on behalf of Equal Marriage
For Same-sex Couples, without fee.
donations are for an important legal cause, however the government does not consider
"advocacy" to be charitable work. A tax receipt will not be issued.
- Each contribution
will be acknowledged on our web site, by name, unless the donor requests to be
listed as "anonymous". Donations will be acknowledged with a card from
Kevin and Joe.
running total will be maintained, and we will report amounts received by each