Scottish schools to introduce same-sex sexual education to curriculum

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The Scottish government will soon introduce same-sex sexual health education to schools across the country.

Currently, the government is revising its guidelines on parenthood, sexual health education and relationships, hoping to publish the renewed version by the end of March.

Government officials also believe that pupils should be made educated about local sex clinic services, and that all students should understand the risks that come with all forms of sex for both gay and straight couples.

Additionally, the revision will include educating children about same-sex relationships, emphasizing that they are an ordinary part of everyday existence.

This means that the same-sex marriage bill will also be incorporated into the education guidelines.

In a statement to Gay Star News, a Scottish Government spokesperson said: “Through Curriculum for Excellence we are able to ensure that pupils have an understanding of a variety of beliefs and opinions and use this to encourage confident, capable young people who can form healthy, respectful relationships with others.”

However, some members of the Catholic Church have expressed concern over the changes, saying that the guidelines should be rewritten to honor the Church’s wishes.

The director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES), Michael McGrath, said, “The SCES has encouraged the Scottish Government to move beyond the grudging tolerance which this draft and the original guidance showed towards the right of Catholic schools to follow Church guidance when teaching about sexual health and relationships, including marriage.”

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