LONDON, Feb 9 (LifeSiteNews) – In a major victory for pro-family forces in Britain Monday, the House of Lords rejected (210 to 165) government legislation that would have repealed a law banning the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Section 28 assures that local authorities “shall not promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”.
The opposition to the repeal of Section 28 was lead by Catholic Cardinal Thomas Winning of Scotland and supported by leading Church of England bishops and Dr. Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi, financial support for the pro-family effort came courtesy of Brian Souter, a successful businessman.
The Telegraph reported that the Government is expected to seek to reverse the Lords vote in the Commons later this year.
See the report in the Telegraph.