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Should parents be notified if their kids join a gay/straight alliance?

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  • Apr 15th, 2017 8:58 am
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No they shouldn't. What for? My daughter was very active in the gay/straight alliance group at her high school. It was none of my business (she chose to tell me). Even if she'd kept it private, why should I mind her being involved with a group that is against bullying, and is actively trying to make everyone feel safe and welcome?
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Absolutely not. The reason it even exists should explain this.
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nalababe wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2017 5:05 pm
This should be treated no different than any other club or activity. My wife has run clubs such as this and there is a huge mix of people of all different walks of life. I for one would be proud if my kids joined a club such as this to support family, friends, others who need the support---or even themselves.
This - should be treated the same as every other club/activity...
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Personally, leave it up to the parents. You are not the parents of someone else's child, and you shouldn't try to be either. I don't support what is happen with the family situation in this country, The government of Ontario is now calling itself co-parents to children, while at the same time trying to take away the ability to call oneself a father and mother. This progressive idea that government should be calling the shots, while working hard to eliminate parents from make decisions about their own children is absolutely troubling. Parents that send their children to schools should have a say in their school in how their children are raised. The idea that someone who has no idea about someone else child is allowed to dictate to an entire province about how their children are raised is absolutely troubling.
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Mike2258 wrote:
Apr 14th, 2017 9:52 pm
Personally, leave it up to the parents. You are not the parents of someone else's child, and you shouldn't try to be either. I don't support what is happen with the family situation in this country, The Govenernmnet of Ontario is now calling itself co-parents to children, while at the same time trying to take away the ability to call oneself a father and mother. This progressive idea that government should be calling the shots, while working hard to eliminate parents from make decisions about their own children is absolutely troubling. Parents that send their children to schools should have a say in their school in how their children are raised. The idea that someone who has no idea about someone else child is allowed to dictate to an entire province about how their children are raised is absolutely troubling.
Attitudes like this are exactly why parents should not be notified. I'm guessing if your child joined they would not tell you because of your closed off and ignorant attitude. The government isn't dictating anything. These clubs give kids a safe place. Something your child would obviously need should they begin to question their sexuality. I guess you would prefer they grow up hating themselves and possibly commit suicide?
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