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Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd introduced a bill that would limit the state legislature’s role in sex education, as well as repeal the inclusion of anti-gay curriculum.
Under the current curriculum set by the state, teachers are required to teach that homosexuality is an unacceptable, criminal lifestyle.
If passed, the legislation would put sex education programs in the hands of the state Department of Education, rather than the state government.
Rep. Todd, who is the first openly gay legislator in the state, introduced a similar bill last year, but it did not pass out of committee.
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