The Conservative MP claimed that he is against LGBT-inclusive sex and relationship education because he does not consider schools to be the right place for it. Craig Mackinlay, the MP for South Thanet, made the comments after former equalities minister Maria Miller led calls for statutory sex and relationship education in all schools.
: “I’m completely in favour of people’s relationship choices, and I think everyone should be who they want to be and be with whoever they want to be with, but I don’t think school is the time or place to educate young people about the LGBT community. I’m sure there would be opposition from faith schools and I’m sure a lot of people would be concerned if these changes are forced upon them,” the politician claimed speaking to Kent on Sunday, “I think parents need to be consulted on this matter before it becomes a thing. If the public and parents are for it then, yes, let the changes happen, but if they’re opposed, I don’t think it should be forced,” he concluded. It is hard to deny that parents should discuss LGBT issues with their kids, but not all parents would agree to do it, and children still need to be informed