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By Emma Epperly
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Bill to require sex education passes senate

 


The state Senate, in a party-line 28-21 vote, passed a bill last Wednesday that would require public schools to teach medically and scientifically accurate comprehensive sexual health education.

The floor debate on the issue lasted approximately two hours with 18 amendments proposed by Republicans. Just one, amendment 58, passed. It would require school districts to grant a parent’s or guardian’s request to excuse their child from a sex-education course.

Multiple amendments that did not pass included proposals that comprehensive sex education would not be required statewide until the state also implements requirements for other subjects, like math or English.

One of the bill sponsors,...



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