Republicans Propose Bill Barring Lessons on Gender, Sexuality for Children
The bill is called the Stop the Sexualization of Children Act
Republican legislators have proposed a far-reaching new law that would prohibit public schools from offering young students lessons or literature that discuss gender identity, sexual orientation and transgender individuals.
The legislation, introduced in Congress this week by a group of 33 House Republicans led by Rep. Mike Johnson (La.), is called the Stop the Sexualization of Children Act. It would prohibit the use of federal funding "to develop, implement, facilitate or fund any sexually-oriented program, event or literature for children under the age of 10."
It also outlaws use of federal funding for any event that "exposes children under the age of 10 to nude adults, individuals who are stripping, or lewd or lascivious dancing." And it says federal facilities cannot be used to "host or promote any sexually-oriented" programming, literature or events for children under 10.
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