-Bill 24 has passed 2nd reading in the Leg.
It would make it illegal for schools to tell parents—if their kids join a gay-straight alliance.
Yesterday’s vote was 44 to 9.
Premier Rachel Notley had this to say before the vote took place:
“Bill 24—an act to support gay-straight alliances–is about one thing–and one thing only. It is about protecting some of the most vulnerable kids in our province. The new leader of the UCP has offered a number of rather self-justifying, almost conspiracy theories to excuse his decision or his direction to have his caucus oppose this bill. At the end of the day, the passage of Bill 24 will be an absolutely enormous step forward for LGBTQ youth in Alberta. And on that day–we will celebrate with them. “