Thursday, July 26, 2012

Further progress on coverage of LGBT diversity was evident on Newsround last night. The bulletin at 6.55pm consisted of four stories, the second of which was about plans to amend marriage laws in Scotland. The bulletin was presented by Nel Hedayat.

Nel introducing last night's Newsround

Nel: Scotland is set to become the first part of the UK to introduce gay marriage. At the moment it's illegal for a man to marry another man, or a woman to marry another woman. But the Scottish Government wants to change that. The announcement has been strongly opposed by some religious groups.

So a fairly short report, which included footage from one of the UK's first civil partnerships:-

It was Newsround's failure to report LGBT stories such as the introduction of civil partnerships which led to Newsround Blog.

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