REAL Women of Canada (Vraies Femmes du Canada in French) is a socially conservative advocacy group in Canada. The organization was founded in 1983. REAL stands for "Realistic, Equal, Active, for Life". The group believes that the nuclear family is the most important unit in Canadian society, and that the fragmentation of the Canadian family is a primary cause of social disorder. It lobbies the Government of Canada in favour of legislation to promote what it believes to be the Judeo-Christian model of family life, and to support homemaking. It is also opposed to feminism, abortion and LGBT rights (and same-sex marriage in Canada as well).

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  • REAL Women of Canada (Vraies Femmes du Canada in French) is a socially conservative advocacy group in Canada. The organization was founded in 1983. REAL stands for "Realistic, Equal, Active, for Life". The group believes that the nuclear family is the most important unit in Canadian society, and that the fragmentation of the Canadian family is a primary cause of social disorder. It lobbies the Government of Canada in favour of legislation to promote what it believes to be the Judeo-Christian model of family life, and to support homemaking. It is also opposed to feminism, abortion and LGBT rights (and same-sex marriage in Canada as well). The group has intervened in Supreme Court of Canada cases such as R. v. Morgentaler (1993) and M. v. H. (1999). In R. v. Sullivan (1991) it argued that a fetus is a person. Its objectives are, according to its website: 1. * To reaffirm that the family is society‚Äôs most important unit, since the nurturing of its members is best accomplished in the family setting. 2. * To promote the equality, advancement and well being of women, recognizing them as interdependent members of society, whether in the family, workplace or community. 3. * To promote, secure and defend legislation which upholds what it considers the Judeo-Christian understanding of marriage and family life. 4. * To support government and social policies that make homemaking possible for women who, out of necessity, would otherwise have to take employment outside the home. 5. * To support the right to life of all innocent individuals from conception to natural death. Part of their economic policies to help meet their objectives are increased tax relief for single-income families, families with children, and individuals with children. REAL Women is similar in political and social outlook to Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum and to Concerned Women for America in the United States. The organization has also heavily criticized individuals who have spoken out against Uganda's proposed policy of executing gays and lesbians. While they do not explicitly support the execution of homosexuals, they oppose any effort by foreign governments to deter Uganda from implementing the death penalty for LGBT individuals. On August 7, 2013, the group issued a statement criticizing Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird for speaking out on LGBT human rights issues in both Uganda and Russia as part of Canada's foreign policy. (en)
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  • REAL Women of Canada (Vraies Femmes du Canada in French) is a socially conservative advocacy group in Canada. The organization was founded in 1983. REAL stands for "Realistic, Equal, Active, for Life". The group believes that the nuclear family is the most important unit in Canadian society, and that the fragmentation of the Canadian family is a primary cause of social disorder. It lobbies the Government of Canada in favour of legislation to promote what it believes to be the Judeo-Christian model of family life, and to support homemaking. It is also opposed to feminism, abortion and LGBT rights (and same-sex marriage in Canada as well). (en)
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