Teachers ‘face sack’ if they refuse to endorse gay marriage
The Government has refused to promise that teachers won’t be disciplined if they say no to endorsing gay marriage in the classroom.
Education minister Liz Truss offered no reassurance when responding to a clear and direct question raised by David Burrowes MP.
Miss Truss said it was impossible to say because the specific legislation has not yet been announced.
But Mr Burrowes said that is no excuse because the Government has had many months to think about the implications.
He had raised concerns with equalities minister Maria Miller about the impact redefining marriage would have on schools.
Mr Burrowes had written following the publication of a legal opinion by Aidan O’Neill QC.
It said that if gay marriage was legalised, schools would be within their rights to fire teachers if they didn’t want to use textbooks that promote same-sex unions.
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