LGBT Tories seek more active role in party
By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press, in Kitchener/Waterloo Record
OTTAWA — A group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Tories says now is the time to drop language opposing same-sex marriage from Conservative party policy.
The party's need to rebuild after the fall election provides an opportunity to get rid of a policy that's offensive and hurts the party's chances for growth, a group called LGBTories says and they are asking interim party leader Rona Ambrose for help.
"This policy is a significant obstacle to the acceptance of the Conservative message by voters who would otherwise be attracted to the party's stance on economic, security, and foreign policy issues," they wrote in a letter to her made public this week.