Opponents of Wales new sex education curriculum lose legal fight

Jun 8, 2023 by

from Religion Media Centre:

Opponents of a new sex education curriculum for children in Wales have lost their latest legal challenge and have no more avenues left to resist the change. The new lessons are part of a redesigned RE course, renamed Religion, Values and Ethics, and include teaching about gender identity and sex. But opponents say this is inappropriate for primary school children and promotes sexual lifestyles in a way that amounts to indoctrination, so they took their case to the High Court. The case was dismissed and now they have been refused leave to appeal, with Lord Justice Males telling the Court of Appeal that the code and guidance did not indoctrinate nor amount to a breach of common law or the Human Rights Act.

The campaign was led by Public Child Protection Wales and opponents included the Christian Institute and the Association of Christian Teachers.

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