Bill mandates controversial 'inclusive' sex ed starting with kindergarten
Lesbian lawmaker downplays inclusivity, claims measure is about "safety"
Last updated 1/22/2020 at 7:05pm
OLYMPIA – A bill that passed the state Senate today, Jan. 22, could mean young public schools pupils will be exposed to "inclusive" sex education.
In a 28-21 vote, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5395 was opposed by all Republicans and one Democrat, Sen. Tim Sheldon of Potlatch. The bill now heads to the Democrat-controlled House.
Under the bill, public schools will be required to teach medically accurate, age-appropriate sex education to students at all grade levels from kindergarten through 12th. The content is also required to be inclusive of gay, lesbian, transgender and other "prot...