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Scottish Government's Plan to Repeal Anti-Gay Law Explodes into Controversy
Repeal to Continue but Compromise Promised on Related Issues
ONLINE:  TUESDAY JANUARY 18, 1:29 AM EST (GMT-5).

OutRage! Claims Law in Question Not Applicable to Schools
Related to these events but not found in the media controversy is an argument that Section 28 does not apply to educational institutions at all.  In a statement on its website OutRage! describes Section 28 as indeed applying to local authorities but that this excludes schools and school boards.  It claims that since the reorganization of the education system, the responsibility for content and curricula in schools has devolved to school governors acting in consultation with head teachers, staff and parents.  "Local authorities" no longer control what is taught in schools, it explains.

It further advocates that repeal of Section 28 is not enough.  Although necessary due to the perception that it does apply to schools , the repeal should be accompanied by legislation to obligate schools to provide honest, non-judgemental information about homosexuality and gay safer sex.  In addition, schools should be required to combat homophobic bullying as well as provide specialist training for teachers on how to discuss the topics above.

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Development of a Controversy and Results Today

OutRage! Claims Law in Question Not Applicable to Schools