Claims that a council is to ban school chaplains from talking about marriage are false, according to the local authority.
Scotland for Marriage, a group which opposes same-sex marriage, has criticised Scottish Borders Council for trying to "silence" chaplains from talking about marriage because they might express views against gay matrimony.
The comment came following a meeting of the SBC's Education Committee last week when a report into religious observance in schools, including the chaplaincy service, was discussed and revised guidelines suggested by the report were agreed upon by councillors.
A spokesman for Scottish Borders Council, said: "The policy does not ban chaplains from talking about marriage in schools or in fact any other specific issue.
"Headteachers and school chaplains will continue to work in partnership to plan and deliver appropriate religious observance activity in our schools which reflects local, national and international issues.
"The relationship between our schools and their chaplaincy teams is already positive, this policy seeks to further develop this relationship for the benefit of all our pupils and the wider school community."
The report was created from the work carried out by representatives of both the Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic Church along with Religious and Moral Education teaching staff.
The resulting policy is a guide for schools, their head teachers, the school chaplain and faith groups when planning religious activities in schools.
Most of the schools in the Scottish Borders are non-denominational where the headteacher is responsible for planning religious activities with input from the school chaplaincy team and consultation with parents and pupils.
A spokesman for Scotland for Marriage said that people who believe in traditional marriage are at risk of becoming "outcasts" if gay marriage becomes legal, which has been proposed by the Scottish Government, adding: "Local councils, with political correctness surging through their veins, will be poised ready to stomp on anyone that disagrees."