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HB 539 would require parents to opt-in their child to any public school instruction regarding human sexuality, which includes instruction on topics pertaining to “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” This would prevent schools from discussing any LGBTQ issues without express written permission from parents, with at least two weeks notice. This law specifically singles out sexual orientation and gender identity as topics that require parental permission, which is a signal that it is overtly discriminatory and that its intent is to erase LGBTQ people from schools.

Sponsors

Rep. Barbara Ehardt (R)

Status

House Education Committee

Session

2020

Bill number

Position

Oppose