UCP interim leader Nathan Cooper says his views on LGBTQ issues have changed

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Michelle Bellefontaine writes at CBC News:

Interim United Conservative Party leader Nathan Cooper says he has renounced views he held on LGBTQ issues when he worked a decade ago for a conservative group called Canada Family Action.

“Those statements do not reflect my views today in any capacity,” Cooper said at a news conference in Edmonton on Tuesday. “I believe in an open and inclusive party for all Albertans regardless of their race, their creed, their orientation.”

Cooper said it is important that society is inclusive and reflects the face of the province. He also credited the three openly LGBTQ members of the NDP caucus for helping him better understand the issues.

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