Bogota city council member battles use of pro-gay school material

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Clara Lucia Sandoval, a city council member in the Colombian capital of Bogota, denounced ongoing attempts to introduce pro-homosexual content in schools without the knowledge of parents.
 
According to the newspaper El Tiempo, Sandoval warned Jan. 28 that these classes “expose young people to a process of exploration in which they are given a third sexual option.” This could lead to schools pushing students into homosexuality, she said.
 
However, the Secretary of Education Oscar Sanchez stated, “Children need to be taught that there are different sexual options and that those who embrace these options enjoy the same rights.”
 
He said schools would continue to offer the content and would punish teachers who hold positions that discriminate, on the basis of sexual diversity.

Sandoval said she respected “peoples’ private decisions, but these cannot be a part of public life. We cannot impose private realities on those who are most vulnerable, who are our children.”

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