DISTURBING: Alberta Conservative MLAs celebrate immediately after repealing protections for LGBTQ students
The Alberta United Conservative Party caucus released a disturbing photo hours after a marathon vote in the legislature that shows UCP MLAs celebrating the end of protections for LGBTQ students.
The law pertains to NDP legislation that enshrined protections for gay-straight alliances in schools, programs that supporters argued would provide a safe and welcoming space for vulnerable LGBTQ students.
The new law strips legal protections for LGBTQ students and GSAs. Schools will now be able to contact parents if their child joins a GSA, limiting the privacy of LGBTQ students.
Overturning the law was a major promise made by Jason Kenney during the Alberta election. The votes took place over a marathon two-day voting session as opposition MLAs did everything possible to delay the final vote.
Many people took to social media to register their disgust with the photo and UCP MLAs.
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