This year’s ballot includes a proposal to change the process for establishing membership for the four ASA status committees. Currently members of status committees are nominated by the Committee on Committees and approved by Council. If the ballot initiative passes, membership on status committees will be established through a process similar to that used for task forces, which begins with an open call for volunteers, followed by formal appointment by Council.
Quebec has a long and multifaceted history of intimate relationships and sexuality. Over the past hundred years, the city has witnessed massive changes in the institution of marriage, as well as in the social acceptability and legal rights of gays and lesbians.