AMRITSAR, INDIA Premier Kathleen Wynne was honoured by Sikh leaders at the Golden Temple despite a media-fuelled controversy swirling around her visit to the holy shrine.
Wynne was warmly welcomed Sunday, receiving the siropa robe of honour at the Sikh faiths most sacred site.
A large and aggressive throng of Indian news photographers accompanied the premier here leading an Ontario trade delegation as she toured the sprawling temple for two hours.
The second biggest story on the front page of Sundays Hindustan Times, one of Indias major newspapers, was about the pro-gay premier, who is travelling with her spouse, Jane Rounthwaite.
According to the Times, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee … would not welcome her with a siropa … during her visit to the Golden Temple as she is a supporter of same-sex marriages.Read more