01/26/2016 10:02 EST | Updated 01/26/2017 00:12 EST

Alberta Conservatives back removal of same-sex ban from party policy

OTTAWA — A group of Alberta Conservatives are backing a motion to have a ban on same-sex marriage dropped from official party policy.

Party members adopted a resolution to that effect at a policy meeting over the weekend.

The move gives more weight to efforts by grassroots lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Tories to have the party's policy on the issue changed at this spring's Conservative convention.

The group LGBTory wrote to interim party leader Rona Ambrose last week asking for her help on the issue.

The resolution adopted in Alberta called for the two lines that deal with same-sex marriage to be deleted from official party policy.

Alberta MP Michelle Rempel says she was among those who voted in favour and she was glad to see the motion get broad support.


The Canadian Press