Floodgates open

28th January 2000 at 00:00
Daily Mail

We must keep Clause 28

CLAUSE 28 emphatically does not stop schools giving the facts about gay lifestyles. What it does is prevent lessons being used to promote homosexuality. That is a very different matter.

The Mail's position is plain. We passionately believe in tolerance, respect and equality before the law for all minorities including homosexuls. But we oppose the abolition of Clause 28.

Critics argue the clause is homophobic. But the bitter irony is that schools are already being inundated by explicitly gay "educational" material.

Such education is being offered while Clause 28 is still in place. Imagine what would happen if it were abolished and the floodgates opened.

Leader, Thursday

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now