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Cameron: Homosexuality should be taught by those in teaching jobs

04/02/2010 Joanna
Conservative Party Leader David Cameron has revised his position on educating schoolchildren about all kinds of relationships.

In an interview with Attitude magazine, Mr Cameron admitted having previously made "mistakes" when voting on gay rights, and said that he now believed staff in teaching jobs should be allowed to discuss homosexuality with pupils.

Mr Cameron is quoted by the Independent as saying: "There's only one thing worse than making a mistake and that's not putting your hands up and admitting it.

However, he denied his previous stance was the result of homophobia, claiming that it was born of a "concern that local authorities were getting too involved in messaging in schools".

Mr Cameron previously voted in favour of Section 28, which sought to prevent teachers from educating pupils about homosexuality, and publicly criticised then-Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2005 "promoting" homosexuality in schools.

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