|UK||BRITAIN TO RETAIN BAN ON PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY IN SCHOOLS|
Britain's House of Lords last night voted to retain Section 28, the so-called "anti-gay" law which forbids the promotion of homosexuality in schools.
The Tony Blair's government will be unable to overturn the decision as the move began in the House of Lords. Instead, they have announced plans to hold fresh talks with Church leaders as a removal of the Section was part of the Labour Party's election manifesto.
A spokesman for the Keep the Clause campaign in Scotland, which was instigated by Cardinal Thomas Winning, said: "Let this be a warning to those who would put the moral education of our children at risk."
But there was dissent from Catholic peer Lord St John of Fawsley who criticised the stand taken by Cardinal Winning. "Cardinal Winning has spoken out in an unappetizing way, which I as a Catholic do not agree with," he said.