Parents padlocked the gates of 20 schools in Costa Rica on Thursday to protest sex education classes for teens that some believe promote homosexuality, the Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP)- the Education Ministry – said.
Mothers assured that they will keep the school closed. Photo from Aguas Zarcas TV
The actions — on the first day of the new school year — were initially reported in a few areas in the northern Costa Rican but spread to other areas also in the southern zone and around the Caribbean port city of Limon, the ministry said.
Parents also loudly protested the sex education guide to local media and in social media posts.
The protests were happening against a backdrop of heightened religious and social conservatism in the country energized by