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Ontario, Canada Passes Anti-Bullying Bill Mandating 'Gay-Straight Alliances' Be Allowed in All Schools, Including Catholic Ones

Ontario's legislature has passed a landmark anti-bullying bill opposed by Catholics and conservatives by a vote of 65-36, the CBC reports:

McguintyOntario's anti-bullying bill, also known as Bill 13 or the Accepting Schools Act, passed through the legislature just before noon today by a margin of 65-36. Only the Progressive Conservatives voted against the legislation.

Catholic educators and church leaders oppose the bill because it requires schools to allow students to call anti-homophobia clubs gay-straight alliances if they wish.

[Ontario Premier]McGuinty (pictured) said the issue of protecting kids from bullying transcends all faiths and partisan politics. He added Catholics would understand the true significance of the bill is to build a stronger, more cohesive society.

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  1. Once again Canada is way ahead on human rights. I admire it without end. Now the only thing holding them back is Little KIWI.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jun 6, 2012 2:59:02 AM

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