Something significant is happening in the province of Ontario.
Ontario's Liberal government did an about face and is now telling publicly funded Catholic schools that they must allow their students to call anti-homophobic clubs "gay-straight alliances".
The change in the Liberal government's new anti-bullying bill — the Accepting Schools Act — is part of a government initiative to create a "safe and accepting climate" in all schools.
It's not only a bold move by premier Dalton McGuinty, but an indication that it's no longer taboo for Canadian politicians to proactively support gay rights.
Canada is no longer the country it was in 1970's, when police across the country used to raid gay bathhouses and arrest patrons.
We are far removed from 1975, when a special joint committee on Immigration Policy recommended that "homosexuals no longer be prohibited from entering Canada".
Canadians - including our politicians - have evolved.
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