Human Rights Campaign Responds to Montana Governor Gianforte’s Signing of Opt-in Sex Education Bill

by Wyatt Ronan

MONTANA — Today, Gov. Greg Gianforte signed Senate Bill 99 which requires parents of public school students to opt-in to sex education and “human sexuality issues” which is undefined and could be used to target any curriculum regarding LGBTQ people.

Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David issued the following statement in reaction:

SB 99 is a discriminatory bill that directly targets LGBTQ kids. This bill sets a dangerous precedent in secondary education that would not only limit access to sex education, but any curriculum regarding LGBTQ people. All students, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation, deserve the opportunity to learn about themselves and information critical to their health. The passage of SB 99 limits quality, fact-based education in Montana, and students will face the consequences of lawmakers who are looking to score cheap political points.

Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President

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