Historically, the British Conservative party has been hostile to gay and lesbian rights and has strongly opposed teaching about those issues in schools. However, David Cameron, the current Tory leader, believes both he and his party were wrong, and apologized for opposing teaching about gays and lesbians in schools. He wants that topic to be “embedded in the curriculum” and for all children to be studying about human relationships. “We do need good sex and relationships education ” in schools in order that children will understand the need to “treat people the same whether they are straight or gay, black or white, or a man or a woman.”
It is fascinating how the British “conservative’ movement is adapting to the modern world while the American “conservative” movement is moving back to the nineteenth century. I wonder why?