LGBTQ ‘God’s Children’: PM

Many Canadians considered homosexuality morally repugnant even if gay people were “God’s children,” then-Prime Minister Brian Mulroney told his 1986 cabinet. Newly declassified records show Mulroney was personally sympathetic to a gay rights bill but considered it divisive: “Look at the long sweep of history and at the changes in what had become socially acceptable.”

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