March 10, 2012

It's None of Your Business, Kids

1 Utah Passes Restrictive Sex-Education Bill

Under current Utah state law, parents must sign up to have their school age children take sex education classes, which most parents do, and the schools are allowed to teach abstinence as the only acceptable premarital sexual behavior. A new bill passed by the state Legislature, however, would allow the school districts to eliminate sex ed programs altogether, would require all such programs to teach abstinence only, while prohibiting any instruction regarding the use of contraception or safe sex, and would ban positive references to homosexuality. The bill passed by a vote of 19-10, divided between Republicans, many of whom feel schools should not offer sex ed at all, and Democrats, one of whom called the bill "a mandate against reality." The bill awaits the governor’s signature.

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Tags: Contraception, Sex Ed, Teen Sex, Sex Education, Utah Schools, Utah Legislature, Sex Ed in Schools, Sex Ed in Utah

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