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A group of high school students from Merritt, B.C., whose pitch to build a rainbow crosswalk was rejected by city council, will be marching in next month’s Vancouver Pride Parade.
The Vancouver Pride Society invited the students from Merritt Secondary School’s Pride Club and Aboriginal Youth Voice Club to participate in the parade after their request for the crosswalk last February was turned down.
At the time, municipal leaders expressed concern over who would maintain it and where it would be located. Councillors also argued approving the request might prompt other groups to ask for crosswalks in their respective colours.
“I’m somewhat sympathetic but I’m also wondering whether
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