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Wales: Catholic schools ordered to give students a 'balanced' view on same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - May 08, 2012

Catholic schools in Wales have been informed that they must provide their students with a “balanced” perspective on same-sex marriage.

Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews told Catholic-school administrators that they violated the spirit of the law by circulating a statement that encouraged students and their families to sign a petition in favor of preserving existing marriage laws. He cited the Education Act, which stipulates that schools cannot be involved in “partisan political activities.”

Andrews instructed the school administrators to ensure that insofar as students were exposed to argument against same-sex marriage, they “will also be made aware of the converse view in order to give them a balanced perspective.”

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  • Posted by: ColmCille - May. 08, 2012 9:22 PM ET USA

    The schools should, with great charity, tell Minister Andrews where he can put his balanced perspective.

  • Posted by: FineFalconAlum - May. 08, 2012 8:44 PM ET USA

    I'm under no illusion that school vouchers handed out by Conservative politicians in the US would not become attached to similar conditions once Liberal politicians got their hands on them.

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