Posted under News | Canadian Charity Law
The Charity Commission made clear that it is not questioning the worth of the organization but refused to register it as it did not have exclusively charitable objects. The Human Dignity Trust was focussed on challenging laws around the world which criminalize consensual gay sex. It is a difficult set of facts but the case would probably be decided in a similar fashion in Canada. A charity can carry out some political activities, but its stated or unstated objects have to be exclusively charitable.