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April 29, 2012

Catholic Education Service faces investigation from Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove

The British Humanist Association (BHA) has threatened to take legal action against the Catholic Education Service (CES) for promoting the anti-gay civil marriage petition in Catholic schools.

Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove has ordered an investigation into the CES to question whether or not they have broken impartiality rules. The Welsh government has said it will investigate similar complaints about the CES.

April 26, 2012

Students in UK Catholic schools have been encouraged to sign anti-gay marriage petition

The British Humanist Association has told the Catholic Education Service (CES) that its 'absolutely outrageous' request that UK Catholic school pupils sign an anti-gay marriage petition may breach the law.

The secondary schools also directed students as young as 11 to a letter written last month that urged Catholic congregations to protect the sanctity of marriage in Britain.