Saturday 28 May 2022

All schools must teach about homosexuality, cabinet decides

All primary and secondary schools are to be required to provide pupils with information about homosexuality, ministers agreed at their Friday cabinet meeting.

MPs from across the political spectrum had urged education minister Marja van Bijsterveldt to incorporate lessons about homosexuality in their core tasks last year. The minister had originally wanted to leave the issue up to schools themselves.
The three Christian parties continue to oppose the measure, website reports.
The Netherlands has dozens of fundamentalist Christian schools which oppose homosexuality on Biblical principles and use a legal loophole to avoid employing gay teachers.
Earlier stories
Support for gay rights improves, but schools and religion still a problem
MPs back education on homosexuality

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.