CentreRight: I don’t apologize for Section 28

Published July 11, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

CentreRight: I don’t apologize for Section 28

Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 (UK)


(1) A local authority shall not—

(a) intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality;

(b)  promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.

Having said that the author goes on to explain that those ‘Gay Liberationists” got themselves elected to public office, not that a majority of citizens elected the people.

“These activists then used their political position to force school libraries to carry literature directed at five and six year old children teaching them that it was perfectly normal to be raised in a family with homosexual parents.  The best known of these books was “Jenny lives with Eric and Martin”.

I am sure somewhere in the world Jenny may live with Eric and Martin, as her loving and caring parents. However, this seemingly incensed the powers to be who subsequently legislated to ensure the integrity of heteronormativity.

The blog is a classic of conservative ignorance in that they used or abused their power to dictate to the citizenry. Americans especially progressives would be aware of the conservative rant about the perils of government impinging on citizens rights.  This particular rant starts with a length qualifier around I have queer friends, then progresses to say this intervention was required but is unsure why other than it was an initiative of a conservative political party.  The author argues it was a measurer required to ensure those subversive queers did not pervert 5-6 yr olds into reading stories about the diversity of social relations.

My question what would this mean for Jenny, how would she understand her lived experience?

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