Biology textbook sparks homophobia controversy

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BIOLOGY textbooks created by the University of Navarra for private secondary schools that groups claimed discriminated against homosexuals will be corrected.
A booklet entitled Sexuality, Life and Health that accompanies the biology textbooks used by third year secondary schoolchildren says that homosexual relationships are riskier health-wise and children should ideally be brought up by heterosexual couples.
“The nature of homosexual relationships means higher risks and tends to be associated with multiple partners,” the text reads.
The booklet has sparked widespread complaints on social media sites from people who consider its content homophobic, and a petition was created on change.org asking for it to be withdrawn from the market, leading a University of Navarra spokesperson to announce that the offending paragraphs would be removed.
The Federation of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transsexuals (FLGTB) complained that the text led readers to believe that homosexuality caused health risks and declared: “These prejudices get stuck in children’s minds and do not help achieve respect or equality. We work for equality through education because we think that’s the way to change social opinions.”




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  1. Oh for crying out loud! How utterly pathetic these people are. Everyone knows that with diseases like HIV being spread by homosexuality it can be hazardous to your health. The University should have told these winging idiots to get knotted!

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