Teachers could be forced to promote gay marriage in classrooms (UK)

Telegraph (UK) 10 June 2012
Teachers could be forced to promote same-sex marriage in classrooms if gay weddings are legalised, one of Britain’s most senior human rights lawyers has warned. Parents will be powerless to prevent their children being taught about gay marriage at school if ministers press ahead with plans to legalise the move, it has been claimed. Aidan O’Neill QC has provided the Catholic Church with a legal opinion stating that equality laws mean teachers will be forced to emphasise the validity of same-sex marriages. Mothers and fathers with “traditional and often religiously-based views” will be “hard pressed” to insist that their offspring are educated in line with their convictions, he said. The Catholic Church in Scotland, which commissioned the opinion, said it raised the prospect of classrooms being “flooded” with teaching materials promoting gay marriage.
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