In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there’s still prejudice in Liberal caucus
By Rachel AielloJun. 20, 2016
Oliphant says there are still ‘love the sinner but hate the sin’ attitudes among Liberals, though many colleagues support him. He adds the government needs to do more at home and abroad on LGBTQ rights and gun access.
Parliamentarians from all parties at the first ever LGBTQ flag raising ceremony on Parliament Hill on June 1, 2016. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raising the pride flag with help of his colleagues, top left. Liberal MPs Scott Brison, Rob Oliphant, and Randy Boissonnault, top right. Above, NDP MP Nathan Cullen, left, Liberal MPs Randy Boissonnault, Scott Brison, Hedy Fry, Seamus O'Regan, and Rob Oliphant, NDP MP Sheri Benson, Conservative Senator Janis Johnson, and NDP MP Randall Garrison.
The Hill Times photos by Rachel Aiello
Openly gay Liberal MP Rob Oliphant says, despite having many allies in his caucus, there are still people there with a “love the sinner but hate the sin” attitude when it comes to LGBTQ rights.
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