Conservatives Run Gay Candidat What
layout: post status: publish published: true title: Conservatives Run Gay Candidat— What? author: display_name: Mark login: Mark email: firstname.lastname@example.org url: http://www.slapupsidethehead.com/ author_login: Mark author_email: email@example.com author_url: http://www.slapupsidethehead.com/ wordpress_id: 1095 wordpress_url: http://www.slapupsidethehead.com/?p=1095 date: ‘2008-09-10 06:00:17 -0400’ date_gmt: ‘2008-09-10 10:00:17 -0400’ categories: - Uncategorized tags: - Federal Conservatives - Elections - Lorne Mayencourt comments:  —
Vancouver’s Lorne Mayencourt, a gay Liberal MLA with a strong record of supporting AIDS research and anti-bullying campaigns, is running for a seat in the federal election as a… Conservative candidate?
Yes, after vehemently opposing equal marriage rights, fighting against adding gays to protective hate crimes legislation, axing the minority protections in the court challenges program, appointing an anti-gay lobby member to an influential government job, appointing a Supreme Court Judge that had formerly called equal marriage unconstitutional, and even drafting a bill that would make it legal for public servants to discriminate against gay people, the Tories have welcomed an openly gay MLA from a provincial Liberal party.
While I don’t take this as evidence that the Conservatives are no longer hostile toward gays, I do think it would be nice to have a gay influence among the Tory seats. If it came down to it.
- Mayencourt announces he’ll run for Conservatives [Xtra West]