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Schools in Canada won’t be able to stop students from forming gay-straight alliances if changes to a proposed anti-bullying law are passed. This includes Catholic schools. The government supports the Accepting Schools Act. The move comes as an amendment to the government’s anti-bullying bill, which should pass before the legislature is slated to rise for its summer break June 7.
The ASA will require all school boards to support students who want to lead activities that promote gender equity, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, including groups with the name gay-straight alliance or another name.