UK    VOTERS OPPOSE LIFTING OF BAN ON PROMOTION OF GAY LIFESTYLE
The Catholic Church in Britain is gratified by survey results that reveal the majority of voters oppose the lifting of a ban which prohibits promotion of the homosexual lifestyle in schools.
   A spokesman for Cardinal Thomas Winning, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, said: "This survey confirms what the Government must be aware of by now, that the vast majority of people in Britain are opposed to repeal."
   A poll carried out in Sedgefield revealed that 71% of those questioned want to keep the law as it is. Of those, 63% are Labour voters. The independent survey, by System Three, questioned 715 adults in the constituency.
   The Government's latest attempt to repeal the law in England and Wales was thrown out by the House of Lords last month, casting doubt on whether it will be able to lift the ban before the next general election. The Government is expected to seek to reverse the Lords vote in the Commons later this year.
   
Telegraph

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