Help the Alberta Party Support Bill 202
Posted on November 26, 2014 by Katherine Taylor
Last week, MLA Laurie Blakeman introduced an important Private Member’s Bill in the Alberta Legislature. Bill 202 would require schools to allow students to form gay-straight alliances if they wish. It would also remove Sexual Orientation as a topic that requires pre-notification of parents before it can be discussed in a classroom.
Sexual orientation/identity is a trait like gender, race or ethnicity. The government is required, both morally and under the Charter, to ensure equal rights and protections to people who attend any school that receives public funding. Although not a silver bullet for LGBTQ students, this bill removes two key legislative barriers to a safe and inclusive environment in Alberta's schools.
The fact we’re having this discussion in 2014 is troubling, but you can help protect our kids and pass Bill 202! All parties have agreed to make this a free vote, so please contact your local MLA and ask them to support Bill 202.
It takes just a few minutes to send an email or make a call, but that simple act could lead to a more inclusive and safe schools environment for Alberta's students. That's definitely worth the time!
The Alberta Party believes we should support good legislation no matter where it comes from. It’s time to move forward in Alberta and ensure equal rights for all.
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Leader, The Alberta Party