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Canada gets first openly gay province premier

Posted by Jim Lopata  January 27, 2013 10:35 PM

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The Ontario legislature in Canada has elected Kathleen Wynne to lead the government, making her the first openly gay premier of a Canadian province.

The Canadian Press is reporting on the historic nature of the event:

Ontario Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne says becoming the first openly gay premier in Canada is “historic” and “exciting.”

But she says she doesn’t want it to overshadow her role in governing the country’s most populous province.

She says she feels a special responsibility to young gay people who are looking for the possibility that there might be a more accepting world somewhere.

She says it’s important to her that she may be helping people to be less frightened.

But Wynne says she’s not a gay activist and she doesn’t plan to spend the next few months talking about it.

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