Letter: Labour hesitance over gay rights

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Sir: The continuing confusion over the application of Section 28 is just one of many reasons why this piece of legislation should be repealed.

Section 28 of the Local Government Act applies to the activities of local authorities and not to the activities of schools as stated in your report.

The Department of Education circular 5/94 Education Act 1993 - sex education in schools clarifies the situation. Section 28 does not apply to sex education in schools.

The policy and content of school sex education is the responsibility of school governors and not the local authority.


Senior Development Officer

Sex Education Forum

London EC1