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Experts warn NC bill could harm LGBTQ youth mental health

Feb. 02, 2023 14:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Critics of a North Carolina bill that advanced Thursday in the state Senate say it could jeopardize the mental health and physical safety of LGBTQ students who could be outed to their parents without consent. Promoted by the sponsors as a means of granting...

North Carolina Senate again seeking LGBTQ limits in schools

Feb. 01, 2023 17:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill advancing in North Carolina's Senate would prohibit instruction about sexuality and gender identity in K-4 public school classes, defying the recommendations of parents, educators and LGBTQ youths who testified against it. Sponsors of the bill, approved...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 25, 2023 21:52 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. January 24, 2023. Editorial: DeSantis violates two constitutions, but it’s a no-win situation Try as he might, Gov. Ron DeSantis can’t spin vindication out of a judge’s decision that flayed him for violating the state and federal...

Indiana lawmakers return for session of spending decisions

Jan. 09, 2023 21:31 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers returned Monday to the Statehouse for the start of this year’s legislative session with a large budget surplus and a long list of big-ticket spending wishes to sort through. The drafting of a new two-year state budget will be the primary...

US Education Department investigates removal of LGBTQ books

Dec. 20, 2022 16:59 PM EST

GRANBURY, Texas (AP) — The removal of LGBTQ-themed books from the library of the Granbury, Texas, school district is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's civil rights division. “The Office for Civil Rights can confirm that there is an open investigation into...

Executive Council rejects funding for sex education program

Nov. 23, 2022 10:21 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three Republicans on New Hampshire's Executive Council held the majority vote to reject funding for a sex education program outside of school for adolescents that aims to reduce teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. The vote was 3-2 against the...

EXPLAINER: The history behind 'parents' rights' in schools

Nov. 14, 2022 14:16 PM EST

The movement for “parents' rights” saw many of its candidates come up short in this year's midterm elections. But if history is any guide, the cause is sure to live on — in one form or another. Activists through the generations have stood up for a range of things in the name...