Section 28 row: Schools tear up controversial homophobic policies

From The Independent:

A series of schools have torn up controversial sex education policies that appeared to advocate a return to lessons pandering to anti-gay prejudice.

The Independent disclosed that campaigners had identified more than 40 schools, including 19 of the Government’s flagship academies, which had published policy statements echoing the language of Margaret Thatcher’s notorious Section 28 legislation. The Department for Education (DfE) condemned their “unacceptable” statements and contacted the schools to investigate.

The two Crest Academies for boys and girls in Neasden, North-West London, said they would scrap a promise on their website not to allow the “promotion of homosexuality”.

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