Irish Sex Education Overhaul to Cover LGBT

Catholic schools in Ireland will have to teach children about gay, lesbian and transgender relationships – even though it is against their ethos – under plans for the overhaul of sex education.  A draft report from the Oireachtas Education Committee, which has been seen by the Irish Independent, is calling for radical changes in how sex education is taught to children in both primary and secondary schools.  Under the new plans, school children would be educated about gay, lesbian and transgender relationships “without distinction as to their heterosexual counterparts”.  It also recommends changing legislation to ensure that schools must teach the new programme even if it is against their ethos.  Read more: