The last week, there was a big controversy and discussion about Bill 202.
If you are not sure what Bill 202 is, you can read it here.
Many people are actually quite supportive of the concepts of Gay-Straight Alliances. However, this bill is not universally supported. There were two major concerns of this specific Bill. One concern has been from religious schools. They feel that Gay-Straight Alliances are contradictory to their religious conviction. (I’m just sharing the facts, not giving a specific opinion here). The other was from some parents. Some parents felt that these alliances were infringing on how parents speak to their children.
Enter Bill 10.
Today, the PC Party tabled this Bill. You can read Bill 10 here.
Now, I can see from Social Media that this is going to go a particular way. However,let’s try to be constructive. With that, I’ll ask some questions.
What works with this Bill? (If you say nothing, at least back it up)
What doesn’t work with this Bill? (I imagine this will be obvious)
However, perhaps this is the tougher question going forward
Is there an actual way to get religious schools, parents, and the LGBT community on the same page on this issue? I’m on record that I support Gay-Straight Alliances.It is very clear that these are supportive. I think Bill 202 is the right step.I’m quite confused and perplexed as to why this can’t go forward. But obviously, we can’t . There are still concerns.
How can we actually deal with these issues?