Merritt council’s rejection of a rainbow crosswalk request has sent a clear message to a segment of its population – and young people, no less
WHEN HIGH SCHOOL students are leading the movement for change in our society, there is little reason to fear for our future.
In Merritt, members of the school’s LGBTQ club asked their school board for support for a rainbow crosswalk in the community.
The board rightly decided if it was going to advocate a rainbow crosswalk on a City of Merritt street, it should ask the City of Merritt.
In a weak-kneed decision, Merritt council said no.
It would set a precedent for other groups to come forward asking for their own special crosswalks.
A couple of Coquihalla-sized holes in that argument.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.