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  • 61% of all Tory voters and 59% of Brexit supporters
    believe gay sex is unnatural.
  • Half of all voters believe teachers should be
    prohibited from teaching primary school children about gay
    relationships.
  • Third of voters believe gay couples should not be
    allowed children.
  • Findings come 50 years after gay relationships were
    decriminalised in the UK.

LONDON — Six-in-ten Conservative voters believe that gay sex is
unnatural, fifty years after it was decriminalised in the UK,
according to a new poll.

61% of all Conservative voters who expressed an opinion said that
sex between gay people is unnatural compared to just 27% of
Labour voters and 22% of Liberal Democrat voters.

The pattern was similar among Brexit voters with 59% of Leavers,
who expressed an opinion, believing that gay sex is unnatural,
compared to just 25% of Remain voters.

The YouGov poll, commissioned by
Pink News
, found that there remains widespread bigotry
against homosexual people in Britain, with 42% of all voters
agreeing that sex between gay people is unnatural.

Nine years after Section 28, which prohibited teachers from
educating children about homosexuality, was repealed, today’s
poll found that 48% of people still believe that teaching primary
school children about gay relationships should be banned.

Around a third of voters also believe that gay couples should not
be allowed to have children.

The poll found a large age divide with 78% of people aged between
18-24 saying gay sex is natural, compared to 69% of people aged
over 65 who believe it is unnatural.

Chief Executive Benjamin Cohen described the findings as
“depressing.”

“It is depressing that 50 years on from the Sexual Offences Act
that so many people still think that gay sex is unnatural and
that a third oppose gay couples having children,” he said.

“It is gratifying though to know that for younger people, gay
relationships are considered perfectly natural and they strongly
support gay parents and teaching young people about gay
relationships.”