Alberta Conservatives join call to remove same-sex marriage ban from party policy
The Canadian Press, Tuesday, January 26, 2016
OTTAWA -- Alberta Conservatives have joined the call to have a ban on same-sex marriage dropped from official party policy, adopting a resolution to that effect at their recent policy convention.
The move gives more weight to efforts by grassroots lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Tories to have the party's declaration on the issue changed at this spring's Conservative convention, which will lay the groundwork for the party's leadership vote in 2017.
The group LGBTory wrote to interim party leader Rona Ambrose last week asking for her help on the issue, saying the policy as it stands is offensive and risks alienating voters.