Ontario premier Wynne honoured with siropa at Golden Temple
(2 years ago)
Amritsar, Jan. 31 : The premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne, known for her support for gay rights, on Sunday honoured with siropa at the Golden Temple by the Sikh leaders.
Kathleen's visit was preceded by a controversy over the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) taking a stand not to honour her with a 'siropa' (robe of honour) due to her views on same sex marriages, support for gay rights and being a lesbian herself.
The SGPC maintained that the Sikh religion did not legitimise same sex marriages.
Wynne arrived here on Saturday amid tight security arrangements. She is on a 10-day business trip to India. She met leading businessmen and industrialists here on Saturday and Sunday evening.