Section 28 or Clause 28[1] o the Local Government Act 1988 caused the eikin o Section 2A tae the Local Government Act 1986,[2] that affectit England, Wales an Scotland. The amendment wis statuted on 24 Mey 1988, an said that a local authority "shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality" or "promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship".[3] It wis repealed on 21 Juin 2000 in Scotland bi the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000, yin o the first pieces o legislation enacted bi the Scots Pairlament, an on 18 November 2003 in the rest o the Unitit Kinrick bi Section 122 o the Local Government Act 2003.[4]

The law's endurement gart monie groups tae close or limit thair activities or sel-censor. A wheen o lesbian, gey an bisexual student support groups in schools an colleges ootower Britain war closit owin tae fears bi cooncil legal staff thit thay micht breach the Act.[5]

References eedit

  1. "When gay became a four-letter word". BBC. 20 Januar 2000. Retrieved 4 Januar 2010.
  2. Section 28 Archived 8 Mairch 2005 at the Wayback Machine, Gay and Lesbian Humanist. Created 2000-05-07, Last updated Sunday, 12 February 2006. Accessed 1 July 2006.
  3. Local Government Act 1988 (c. 9), section 28. Accessed 1 July 2006 on
  4. "Local Government Act 2003". UK Government. Retrieved 30 Mey 2015.
  5. "Knitting Circle 1989 Section 28 gleanings". Archived frae the original on 18 August 2007. on the site of South Bank University. Accessed 1 July 2006.