Alabama Removing Anti-Gay Language from Sex Education Law

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Alabama will remove anti-gay language from the state’s sex education law.

For decades, the law said students should be taught that homosexuality is both socially unacceptable and illegal.

Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill sponsored by Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville) and approved by the Alabama Legislature which will remove a section of the 1992 sex education law that said sex education programs would include that homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and is illegal under state laws.

The Alabama law will maintain the emphasis on abstinence in sex education.

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