Media Release - UCP DOUBLES DOWN ON OUTING GAY KIDS

For Immediate Release

May 6, 2018

 

Media Release - UCP DOUBLES DOWN ON OUTING GAY KIDS

 

EDMONTON – Hot on the heels of being banned from marching in the Pride Parade, this morning at the UCP policy convention delegates voted overwhelmingly in favour of doubling down on the Conservative’s dangerous and out of touch views on LGTBQ issues. 

Delegates voted to adopt a motion to “reinstate parental opt-in consent for any subjects of a religious or sexual nature, including enrolment in extra curricular activities/clubs”.

This policy will effectively ban all young people from participating in a GSA without the express written consent of their parents. Research shows that GSAs save lives and this policy flies in the face not only of scientific evidence but of basic human decency as well.

UCP leader Jason Kenney first proposed outing gay kids to their parents over a year ago. The UCP caucus then voted down Bill 24, an Act to Strengthen Gay-Straight Alliances. 

 

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