Lessons about gays will be compulsory from age of 11
By Sarah Harris
Last updated at 12:21 AM on 28th April 2009
Pupils as young as 11 will be taught about homosexuality and civil partnerships in compulsory sex education classes.
All secondary schools - including faith schools - will have to teach children about same-sex relationships as well as traditional families.
Previously, heads could decide to opt out of teaching the controversial subject.
Pupils as young as 11 are to learn about different types of relationships, including those between people of the same sex, in compulsory sex education classes
Personal, social and health education classes are due to become part of the compulsory national curriculum in primary and secondary schools from September 2011.
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