Sunday, March 25, 2012

Marriage is a hot topic at the moment. Many are adamant marriage is a union of one man and one woman for life, and therefore the Government's intention to allow gay couples to marry amounts to redefinition.

Many on the other side, including Newsround Blog, believe that marriage is a human right, and that everyone should be entitled to marry the person they love.

But what stance does BBC children's TV have on this issue?

It could be argued that the BBC is supposed to be impartial, and therefore it cannot hold any position. But, hang on a minute, aren't equality and diversity good things? Can the BBC, in all honesty, opine we respect each other whilst continuing to shun gay rights issues on children's TV?

In sharp contrast to the continuing discrimination on CBBC, Newsround's support for traditional family values is still very obvious. Main bulletins broadcast yesterday included news that the Queen had found time to drop in on a wedding at Manchester Town Hall. This is the 9am bulletin.

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