Bill Introduce to Defund Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)– From HRC’s Back Story:

Today, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) re-introduced the Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act, which would end abstinence-only-until-marriage programs once and for all.  HRC has long opposed federal funding for abstinence-only programs because they exclude, or even denigrate, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. These programs are prohibited by law from discussing contraceptive use and exclude, by design, LGBT youth because marriage is unavailable to LGBT individuals in most parts of the country.

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