Interpreting the legislation regarding sexualities equality schools- Even the Welsh & English Governments are confused.


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

Equality Act 2010 section 149 regarding public sector equality duty

and

Education Act 1996,sections 406-7 regarding political indoctrination and requirement for balance. 

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.

Thanks to the awesome Richey @BHAHumanists who told me about this situation. His work is really important and you can donate here.

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One thought on “Interpreting the legislation regarding sexualities equality schools- Even the Welsh & English Governments are confused.

  1. Pingback: DEAR SCHOOLS (Academies?) HAVING “SECTION 28″ IN YOUR SCHOOL POLICY IS NOT ACCEPTABLE | SexEdUKation

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