• If ever we needed in this country to adopt a new attitude towards homosexuality, this is the time. Instead of treating it as a crime, and driving it underground, we ought to recognize it for what it is: it's a mental illness, it's a psychiatric condition which ought to be treated sympathetically by psychiatrists and social workers.

    Tommy Douglas' remarks during the debate on the proposed Omnibus bill to decriminalize homosexuality, 1968.
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