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Committee takes initial steps towards denying students right to use preferred pronoun (access required)

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State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to denying students the right to be referred to by a pronoun that matches their preferred gender. SB 1001, approved by the Senate Education Committee on a 4-3 party line vote, also would put into law that teachers and other school employees may refer to a student by only his or her given name or a nickname "commonly associated with the student's name of record.''

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Bill bans sex ed in elementary, middle schools

A Republican senator wants to bar schools from teaching sex education before seventh grade. The bill from Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, also deletes “homosexuality” from acts constituting “sexual conduct” in a section of the statutes, a move that appears to ...

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