Monday, December 26, 2005; Posted: 8:53 p.m. EST (01:53 GMT)
MONTREAL, Quebec (Reuters) -- On a recent night out on the town, Michel and Chantal Delbecchi left their suburban Montreal home and drove to the L'Orage Club in the city's east end, where they had sex with a couple they had never met before.
The Delbecchis, husband and wife since 1978, are "echangistes," French for "swingers," who for the past 21 years have been visiting clubs such as L'Orage (Thunderstorm) to have consensual sex in a group with one or more other people.
For future outings, they will no longer have to fear police will raid the club and arrest them for being in a "bawdy house," a place where prostitution or acts of public indecency take place.
In a landmark decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Canada lifted a ban on swingers' clubs, ruling that group sex among consenting adults is neither prostitution nor a threat to society.
The ruling sparked outrage, largely in English-speaking parts of Canada, where critics said it would erode limits on indecency or obscenity, encourage prostitution and even contribute to the corruption of minors.
In the mainly French-speaking and predominantly Catholic province of Quebec, however, the decision caused barely a ripple of adverse reaction. Newspaper editorialists fumed in Toronto but largely yawned in Montreal.
Swingers across Canada cheered the ruling, especially those in Quebec, where adherents go to clubs not only to meet others like them but also to have sex on the premises.
Yes, yes, I know. It wouldn't surprise me at all if every single one of you frog-loving, hippie canadians spent this saturday at an orgy house, but I couldn't fit all of your names in the subject line (I'm ecspecially looking at you, thespacecowgirl). I had to just pick one person though and quartzie won.
Frankly, I think this just goes to show that the frogs should be shipped off of our continent and moved back to where they came from. What we need is some mad scientist to invent one of those people-shooting canons that they have at circuses but bigger....MUCH MUCH BIGGER. Then we can just load up all of the frenchies and shoot them back to France. (The satanic cat too) It's bad enough that normal canadians are up there playing hockey and having carnal knowledge of reindeer and everything, but french _and_ canadian is just a hellish combination and too much for any person to bear. I hope the whole lot of them get syphilis and their frontal lobes dribble out their noses.