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Clause and Effect Anti-Homosexual LawsOne would think that this alarming statistic could be greatly improved if people were educated from an early age in the aspects of homosexuality and taught that even if they do not agree with it they must at least be tolerant towards it Why then is there such an opposition to the repealing of Section 28 of the Local Government Act a clause which prohibits the promotion of homosexuality thereby increasing homophobic prejudice legitimising the bullying of homosexual and bisexual school pupils and encouraging hate crimes against gays lesbians and bisexuals This essay will discuss whether or not this law should be repealed and if it protects children or encourages ignorance and prejudiceSection 28 was invented in 1986 by the Conservative Party The actual wording of Section 28 is as follows1intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality2promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as apretended family relationshipThose in favour of Section 28 would argue that educating children in matters of homosexuality is morally wrong They believe that children are extremely susceptible to what they see and hear around them and that hearing from teachers about homosexuality would encourage them to try it for themselves Claims have been made that children could be turned gay in this way This would certainly be backed up by the unfortunate Jamie Bulger murder where two young boys admitting to killing two-year-old Jamie after watching a violent film on television If the media did not make an impression on peoples minds advertising companies would go out of business Another argument is that school pupils learn many things from their teachers that is the reason that they go to school so could learning about homosexuality not teach them to be gayFirstly the media can not be blamed for individuals eradicating the blame for their own actions Religious programming on television has not caused a nationwide surge of
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