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Stephen Twigg MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on reports that some schools may have Section 28-style language in their sex education policies, said:
 
“Michael Gove must intervene to ensure that all schools obey their duties under the Equality Act. It seems that some schools, perhaps not knowingly, are still using guidance from before Labour’s repeal of Section 28.
 
“Labour got rid of Section 28 in 2003 to ensure that schools taught about homosexuality in an open and honest way. Homophobic bullying is still too common in schools, we must ensure that we redouble our efforts to tackle such prejudice.”

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