Tory MP Philip Davies blocks LGBT-inclusive education

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Conservative MP Philip Davies has single-handedly delayed regulations to make relationship education mandatory as he objected the governmental motion to make LGBT-inclusive relationship education mandatory in primary schools, as in secondary school it was meant to be extended to include sex issues as well. Davies, who sits on the Women and Equalities Committee despite opposing LGBT+ rights, sparked anger as he killed off the initiative without even attending the debates about this issue. The MP has vocally opposed LGBT-inclusive education, claiming in 2017 that he believed children to be too young to know about LGBT issues and too immature to accept this information critically. Davies also used the floor of the House of Commons to attack a secondary school in 2009, after it held an educational LGBT History Month production of ‘Romeo and Julian’. He claimed: “It is better for pupils to learn about Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare, rather than politically correct Romeo and Julian.”

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