Governor Doug Ducey vetoed a bill Tuesday regarding sex education and quickly issued an executive order on the subject. Senate Bill 1456 would have required that parents opt-in to school curriculum involving materials related to gender identity, gender expression, or sexuality in any school topic and instruction. The bill would have also asked parents to sign off on their children learning about historical events involving sexual orientation, such as a discussion of the modern gay rights movement. Ducey’s executive order requires all sex education curriculum to be posted online for parents to review, without exception. The order includes more aggressive transparency requirements than under the Senate bill. Under the bill posting materials online would have been optional. The order takes effect July 1st.
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