No need for ‘symbolic’ Gay-Straight Alliance law: Sask. education minister

Global News

REGINA – They’ll raise a a flag supporting gay and lesbian pride, but a longtime advocate for gay-straight alliances (GSAs) says the Saskatchewan government isn’t supporting them in schools.

“I know of at least 16 schools right now where it has been articulated … that they’d like to have a GSA, but because of certain factors beeding into that, they have not yet received one,” said Chandra McIvor, a longtime campaigner for GSAs.

Also known as gender and sexuality alliances, a GSA is essentially a support and activism group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students.

McIvor says students have told her about school administrators discouraging the groups and suggesting there are no gay students.

The government argues that no students have been denied a GSA, so there’s no need for a law.

“There is a time and a place for symbolic laws and I don’t believe this is…

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