Two Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) trustees are attempting to ban gay-straight alliances with a motion that will come before the board tomorrow, May 23.
The motion challenges the Accepting Schools Act (Bill 13), provincial legislation passed in 2012 that amended the Education Act. Bill 13 mandates GSAs be allowed in all Ontario schools when requested by students.
Trustees Garry Tanuan and John Del Grande, state that GSAs should be banned because they "promote a positive view of homosexual activity, which undermines Catholic teaching on chastity and marriage.”
“The provincial government is breaking the law by violating s. 93 of the Constitution, which enshrines the denominational rights of the Catholic schools,” Tanuan’s motion states.
Toronto Catholic Boards Motion to Ban GSAs