Calls for improved rights for LGBT families using surrogacy to be examined

Jan 7, 2020 by

by Paul Cullen, Irish Times: The Government has tasked its special rapporteur on child protection to examine calls for improved parental rights for LGBT families using surrogacy and other forms of assisted human reproduction. UCC law lecturer Conor O’Mahony has been asked to review issues relating to the parentage of children born to LGBT families using donor-assisted technologies and the legal position of their parents. Minister for Health Simon Harris has signalled his willingness to amend...

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Don’t start an argument over Brexit this Christmas

Dec 24, 2019 by

by Niall Gooch, UnHerd: […]  Most people want their children to develop the same sort of loyalties, beliefs and attachments that they themselves consider important. Of course, life doesn’t always turn out that way. One thing I have realised as I get older, and have ever more experience of a wider range of people, is that my contented, relaxed upbringing in a cheerful home overseen by happily-married parents was quite a bit rarer than I had once imagined. I have always felt that I owe my...

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Safe Schools Alliance UK supports legal action against OxfordshireCounty Council (OCC)

Dec 19, 2019 by

Safe Schools Alliance UK is supporting unprecedented legal action against Oxfordshire County Council, on the grounds that its use of the Trans Inclusion Toolkit for Schools 2019 is seriously flawed and poses a risk to children. Safe Schools Alliance UK [SSAUK], a parent and teacher group,first pointed out a number of safeguarding flaws with the Trans Inclusion Toolkit,the official guidance recommended to all Oxfordshire schools and education settings, in February this year. Although OCC...

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U.S. has world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households

Dec 17, 2019 by

By Stephanie Kramer, Pew Research: For decades, the share of U.S. children living with a single parent has been rising, accompanied by a decline in marriage rates and a rise in births outside of marriage. A new Pew Research Center study of 130 countries and territories shows that the U.S. has the world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households. Almost a quarter of U.S. children under the age of 18 live with one parent and no other adults (23%), more than three times the...

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BBC video shows 6-year-old schoolkids being made to write ‘gay’ love letters

Dec 10, 2019 by

BBC Radio Manchester shared a video on its Facebook page featuring 6-year-olds being made to write love letters from one male story character to another male story character. “This class of 6-year-olds is learning about gay marriage. In this fairy tale, the prince wants to marry his [male] servant. And the children are writing a love letter,” said teacher Sarah Hopson. 

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C of E urges its 4,500 primaries to teach sex education

Dec 7, 2019 by

by John Roberts, tes: Church goes further than DfE by recommending that ‘age-appropriate’ sex education should begin in primary schools. Sex education should start at primary age, the Church of England has said in a new charter that it is calling on its 4,500 primary schools to follow. The Church’s chief education officer, Nigel Genders, told Tes that it had deliberately gone further than the government, which says that compulsory sex education should start at secondary...

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