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NORTH LANARKSHIRE VOTES AGAINST REPEAL OF SECTION 28

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North Lanarkshire Council has voted against plans by the Scottish parliament to repeal Section 28, reports The Hera...
North Lanarkshire Council has voted against plans by the Scottish parliament to repeal Section 28, reports The Herald (p16).

On a free vote councillors decided 42-19 to maintain the legislation outlawing the promotion of homosexuality in schools.

North Lanarkshire leader Harry McGuigan said: 'It is a clear message to them [the Scottish executive] to listen to the public. It is a message about tolerance, but also a message that what goes on in our schools is very important.

'The Scottish executive has indicated there will be further consultation and we welcome that but we have also delivered a very clear message about where this council stands on the issue and that is that a prohibition on the promotion of homosexuality in schools should stand.'

North Lanarkshire SNP leader Richard Lyle said: 'I believe other councils may now take a similar stand.'
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