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Labour MP says voting against LGBT education was a ‘mistake’

John Spellar, the only Labour MP to vote against LGBT+ inclusive relationships education in English schools, has said he made a “mistake” after he was heavily criticised. Last Wednesday (March 27), the House of Commons overwhelmingly backed the government’s latest draft guidance for teaching relationships education in all secondary and primary schools in England, with 538 MPs voting in favour and 21 against, including Spellar. But MP for Warley Spellar, 71, has since claimed he made a “mistake” with his vote, following backlash. John Spellar is only Labour MP to...
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DeVos dodges when asked to condemn LGBT discrimination in schools

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to directly answer a question about whether she opposed LGBT discrimination in schools at a House hearing on Tuesday (26 March). Representative Mark Pocan asked notoriously anti-LGBTI DeVos: ‘Do you think it’s all right for a school to discriminate based on someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity?’ ‘We have laws that cover … discriminatory efforts and our office for civil rights has continued to be very diligent in investigating any allegation of discrimination and will continue to do so’ DeVos replied. When pushed for...
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Defiant Birmingham school headteacher won’t stop LGBT lessons amid protests

The headteacher of one Birmingham primary school targeted by protesters has defiantly told PinkNews that the school “will not bow” to demands to stop its LGBT+ inclusive curriculum. Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson is headteacher of Anderton Park Primary School in Dennis Road, which has been targeted by dozens of members from Alum Rock Community Forum, a group of mainly Muslim residents from the Birmingham suburb of Alum Rock, every day after school this week. The protesters, who first staged demonstrations outside the city’s Parkfield Community School, are campaigning for primary schools in the area to...
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