Scottish primary school asks children under 12 if they identify as gay or ... trends now
A primary school is asking young children attending its classes if they are transgender or gay.
Merkinch Primary School in Inverness is quizzing its pupils aged between five and 12 in an equality and diversity survey.
The poll - which has been savaged by a number of campaigners - asks if the children how they identify.
It also asks the youngsters if they have ever laughed or been unkind to someone because they are gay or transgender.
The undated questionnaire has been posted online and has attracted criticism over its content
MailOnline has contacted the school for comment on the survey but has received no response.
It emerged days after Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish government forced through removing the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria before applying to change gender, as well as lowering the minimum age to 16.
Women's groups have mounted protests while Harry Potter author JK Rowling has labelled Ms Sturgeon a 'destroyer of women's rights'.
Rights campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen