Gay rights are human rights
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Two sixth graders picked gay rights for a social justice project. Their teacher approved. But when St. George's Catholic School Principal Ann Beauchamp got wind, she vetoed the topic and allegedly barred them from finishing.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered kids across Canada have it hard enough. The kids at St. George's Catholic School deserve a gay-positive Prinicipal, one who will support two brilliant kids who want to discuss gay rights in their classroom.
The Ottawa Catholic School Board and Ann Beauchamp should deliver a public apology.
Ontarians pay Ann Beauchamp $105 000 a year to make the right call. But she didn't. Why should she be kept on the payroll after demonstrating that she does not support gay rights?
MPP Peter Tabuns wrote to the Minister of Education, pointing to Section 303 of the Education Act, saying, "This legal right of all students could not be more clear: Ontario students of all sexual orientations and their allies can no longer be silenced by other individuals who do not share a belief in social justice and equality, or who fear the consequences of standing up for those beliefs."
MPP Garfield Dunlop said that "the decision by St. George’s principal to block the project, might violate Ontario’s Education Act,"
- "Grade 6 students' gay rights project should be applauded: MPP", Ottawa Citizen 2014-11-28
- "Ottawa Catholic elementary school vetoes gay rights project"
- "Catholic school principal shuts down Grade 6 students' project on gay rights"
Ottawa Citizen, 2014-11-28
- "Gay rights school project turned down by Ottawa Catholic School Board"
CBC News, 2014-11-27
- "No faith in the system"
Ottawa Sun, 2014-11-27
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