Sex-ed restrictions stripped from Ohio budget
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 19 April 2013 05:54

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has removed a pro-abstinence sex education provision that was added to the state budget.

The proposal, sponsored by House Health Chairman Lynn Wachtmann, would have barred educators from promoting "sexual gateway activity" or distributing contraceptives on school property.

It would have required instructors to endorse abstinence from sex as the only way to remove all risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Violators could have been sued and faced civil penalties of up to $5,000.

Ohio lawmakers voted 76-19 Thursday to drop it from the budget.

The provision mirrors a Tennessee law enacted last year that was spurred by a classroom demonstration involving a sex toy. It became nicknamed the "no holding-hands bill" because of difficulty among Tennessee lawmakers to define "sexual gateway activity."


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

Front Page Stories

Perrysburg Twp. man gets 22 years for rape, assault
07/25/2014 | PETER KUEBECK, Sentinel Staff Writer

A Perrysburg Township man was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison Thursday afternoon after bei [ ... ]


Otsego approves contract with staff
07/25/2014 | Sentinel-Tribune
article thumbnail

TONTOGANY - The Otsego school district has inked a new three-year contract with  [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles