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Margaret Thatcher In 1987

"Children who need to be taught to respect traditional moral values are being taught that they have an inalienable right to be gay. And children who need encouragement—and children do so much need encouragement—so many children—they are being taught that our society offers them no future. All of those children are being cheated of a sound start in life—yes cheated. Of course—in the country as a whole—there are plenty of excellent teachers and successful schools. And in every good school, and every good teacher, is a reminder of what too many young people are denied. I believe that government must take the primary responsibility for setting standards for the education of our children." - Margaret Thatcher, speaking at the Conservative Party Conference on October 9th, 1987.  Section 28 was approved as part of the Local Government Act on December 8th, 1987 and went into effect on May 24th, 1988.  It was repealed in Scotland on June 21st, 2000 and by the House Of Commons on November 18th, 2003.

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