British Conservative Party leader David Cameron has said that children need to be taught about same-sex relationships.
Speaking at a gathering of gay and lesbian Conservative Party members, Cameron said, “We do need good sex and relationship education [in schools].
“That education should teach people about equality, that we treat people the same whether they are gay or straight.
“I think it is really important that we embed that in the ethos of our education.
“Should we teach children about relationships? Yes, we should. Should we teach them about the importance of equality, whether you’re heterosexual or homosexual? Yes, we should.
“Should we teach them about civil partnerships being a way of same-sex couples showing commitment just as married couples show commitment? Yes, we should.”
Cameron’s comments came after a call by Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg for the Conservatives to support mandatory GLBT equality instruction in all schools, including religious schools.
However, Cameron does not believe that national curriculum should be set by the government.
The comments come as the three major British political parties compete for the pink vote ahead of national elections to be held by June this year.