Over the last few weeks, the place of LGBT+ issues in the school curriculum has been a topic of discussion after parents in Birmingham objected to classes which educated their children about the existence of LGBT+ people.
Though when the House of Commons took a vote on compulsory, LGBT-inclusive education this week, the vote was passed by a majority of 538 to 21. This historic vote sees the first Relationship and Sex Education guidance since 2000.
Given that this issue has been in the news, the BBC’s flagship political programme Question Time decided to cover it as part of a weekly analysis of political issues.
Our final question is about learning about relationships at school. #bbcqt https://t.co/QgVKWjiXnw
— BBC Question Time (@BBC Question Time)
But the framing of the question has drawn criticism.
People took exception to the BBC inserting the phrase “morally right”, which was perceived by many to be framing the question in the wrong terms.
Many LGBT+ people expressed outrage at the wording of the question.
@bbcquestiontime This is deliberate phrasing and it’s not only insulting but damaging.
I hope the increase in heate… https://t.co/80JVAXkMwI