Latest News : Kathleen Wynne was honoured by Sikh leaders

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

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