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UK opposition supports sex education

UK opposition supports sex education

Ed Miliband’s promise to make sex education compulsory if Labour wins the 2015 general election has been welcomed by young people’s sexual health charity Brook.

In January, the House of Lords rejected a Labour amendment to the Children and Families Bill, which would have make sex education, including lessons on same-sex relationships, compulsory across state-funded primary and secondary schools. Plans for statutory Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) failed in the House of Commons last summer, after they were voted down by Liberal Democrat and Conservative MPs.

On Thursday, in an exclusive interview with PinkNews, Ed Miliband confirmed Labour would make SRE a statutory requirement for schools if the party wins power in 2015.

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