Sex Ed Bill Would Ban 'Gender Stereotypes' in Grant Programs

Sex Ed Bill Would Ban 'Gender Stereotypes' in Grant Programs

Democrats in Congress introduced a bill that would award grants to programs that do not “promote gender stereotypes” in ways that would be “insensitive” to gay people.

According to The Hill, the bill “requires programs to emphasize emotional skills and the development of ‘healthy attitudes and values’ about issues like body image, gender identity and sexual orientation.”

Further, none of the programs could “promote gender stereotypes” or be “insensitive and unresponsive” to LGBT students.

The bill also requires the programs refer interested students to clinics — like Planned Parenthood — for “more information about sexual and reproductive health,” while certain “programs would be required to report information about their students’ sex lives to federal health officials, including age of first intercourse, number of sexual partners and contraceptive use.”

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) are prominent Democrats supporting the bill.