Ontario Government Mandates Gay Clubs in Catholic Schools



All of Ontario’s Catholic and public schools will be required to set up gay-straight alliances if students request them, Ontario’s education minister said Thursday as Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government unveiled its new bill to crack down on homosexual bullying.

Education Minister Laurel Broten told Xtra that there is “no more debate” on gay-straight alliances. “If students want a GSA, it must be provided,” she said. “I’m confident our Catholic schools will work with students on this.”

... The move could set up a showdown with Ontario’s Catholic school system. While the bishops have agreed to set up the homosexual “anti-bullying” clubs previously mandated by McGuinty’s government, they drew a line in the sand over gay-straight alliances (GSAs).