August 14, 2013 | by Staff reports
Calif. sex ed lawsuit gets addendum
sex education, gay news, Washington Blade

The sex ed curriculum in Clovis Unified School District may be out of compliance with state law. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

FRESNO, Calif. — An update has been added to a lawsuit filed last summer in California amid concerns that a sex education curriculum in Clovis Unified School District is out of compliance with state law, the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News reported last week.

The lawsuit update, filed by two parents in the district, the American Academy of Pediatrics California District IX and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, takes issue with a new curriculum adopted in June. Parents there object to teaching that says all people (even consenting adults) should avoid sex prior to marriage, has no mention of condoms and contraception, says any sexual activity outside of a married man and woman is morally detrimental, provides misinformation about STDs and is in violation of state law, the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News article says.

Under California law, sexual health education in public schools must be medically accurate, include science-based information about condoms and contraception as well as abstinence and be free of bias, the article said.

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