Catholic school allows students to work on gay rights project

The principal at a Catholic school in Ottawa, Ontario is now allowing two sixth-grade girls to present a social justice fair project on gay rights. The project had been turned down by the school in November.

The students, their parents and the principal of St. George School met to discuss the project, then Ottawa Catholic School Board wrote an email statement:

“The girls will be doing a project on how the topic of gay rights is addressed by a Catholic high school’s equity club. The girls will be welcome to present their project at the social justice fair.”

The students and their mothers went public in late November with the school’s decision not to allow the project.