I’ve already written about how the SRE guidance (2000) possible contravenes the Equality Duty 2011, but today I found out that the English government don’t think the Catholic Education Service broke the law when it wrote to 400 Catholic Schools and urged them to sign the petition against same sex marriage, but the Welsh Government do think they broke the law relating to the Education Act but not the Equalities Act.*
The laws in question are the
Same legislation. Same circumstances. Different interpretations by different governments.
Interesting. Frustrating. Potentially devastating for any LGBT student within a Catholic school. Although I am somewhat heartened by the new pope’s comments about sexual identity.