In a week’s time, the Dáil will debate and vote on the ‘Provision of Objective Sex Education Bill’. The Bill seeks to ensure that all school students receive factual and objective sex education, removing religious ethos from the relationships and sexuality education curriculum. This would be sex education which has consent at its core, which teaches about methods of contraception, is not gender normative and is LGBTQ+ positive.
Responding to reports that the government are to review the sex education curriculum, Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger said that the review is due to the pressure being exerted by protests and Solidarity’s Sex Education Bill.The Objective Sexual Education Bill is due to be debated in the Dáil on April 18th.Ruth Coppinger said “The review of sex education is due to pressure the government are under following the #WeStandWithHer protests and Solidarity’s sex education Bill.“The message to everyone who marched on Saturday is clear - protest works.
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