TORONTO, June 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Following on the heels of the passage of the ‘anti-bullying’ gay rights Bill 13 today by the Ontario government, it has come to light that the amendment to the Bill that specifies that schools must allow a gay-straight alliances (GSA) if a student demands it was originally submitted as an amendment proposal by the homosexual activist group Queer Ontario.
Matthew Wojciechowski of Campaign Life Coalition told LifeSiteNews that at the rally opposing Bill 13 held at Queens Park on May 31 he spoke with a homosexual activist who identified himself as Casey Oraa.
“I asked who he was with,” Wojciechowski said, “and he replied, ‘I’m with Queer Ontario, we wrote the amendments for Bill 13’.”
The group stated in a May 14, 2012 press release, “Queer Ontario submitted today a series of amendments to Bills 13 & 14 that would strengthen the language of the Bill …
“Also included within the submitted amendments is language that explicitly establishes the rights of students to choose the name of the LGBTQ support group they wish to form.”
“As it currently stands, we feel that the language surrounding Bill Provision 303.1(d) regarding Board support of students wishing to form LGBTQ support groups is unclear,” said Oraa, vice-chair of Queer Ontario, in the press release. “Adding ‘as determined by the pupil’ to this provision will ensure that naming rights rest in the hands of the students, as opposed to the school’s Board or staff.”
The amended section of the bill as passed today in the legislature states, “For greater certainty, neither the board nor the principal shall refuse to allow a pupil to use the name gay-straight alliance or a similar name for an organization described in clause (1) (d).”
“It’s significant to point out that the McGuinty government is taking its cue from homosexual activists,” Wojciechowski observed. “This should raise alarms for parents and Church leaders.”
Opponents of Bill 13 have called it an unprecedented attack on the rights of parents and freedom of religion in the province.