Districts will still determine whether to offer sex ed. Conversations about this issue at the local level would allow both opponents and supporters of comprehensive sex ed to be heard. CP Current Page: U. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
The measure now heads to the Senate, where it has bipartisan support. When sex education is another area where LGBTQ youth are overlooked or actively stigmatized, however, it contributes to hostile school environments and places LGBTQ youth at increased risk for negative sexual health outcomes.
The law made Colorado one of eight states that require sex ed to be culturally appropriate and unbiased, one of nine requiring it to be inclusive of all sexual orientations, and one of 13 requiring it to be medically accurate.
Nothing has changed yet. This is about showing kids that families can have two mums, two dads or a trans parent. If you simply believe there should be more options for parents who can't afford private school, where their children can learn traditional family values about relationships and sexuality, this bill says your ideas no longer matter in America.
The quicker this happens, the sooner young people will have the skills and knowledge to grow up feeling accepted and that they can reach their full potential.
Moreover, students in schools with more low-income students were less likely to offer a sexual health component within their health education program. By clicking "GO" below, you will be directed to a website operated by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, an independent c 3 entity.
The law, signed by then-Gov. LGB students in particular experience more sexual and intimate partner violence. Highlight Links. Colorado law requires that any sexual education be age appropriate.