Asunción, Paraguay, Sep 24, 2017 / 13:42 pm
Paraguay Secretary of Education, Enrique Riera told reporters that the country's constitution recognizes "the traditional family" consisting of "dad, mom, and children," and stated that the government would remove from schools all material promoting false gender ideology, introduced by the previous administration.
At a September 18 press conference, Riera lamented the "confusion" and criticism the government received after posts on social media stated that the country's schools were teaching that gender is a social construct, that man and woman are not born as such, among other concepts related gender ideology.
The Secretary blamed this content on an agreement signed between the administration of former president Fernando Lugo, and a homosexual group called "We are Gay."
The Lugo administration signed an agreement between We are Gay and the Directorate of Ongoing Education. That agreement generated some educational materials, and they remained in use and available on the government's website, Riera said.