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Alaska Bill Relating to Sex Education, Human Reproduction Education, and Human Sexuality Education (HB 7)

This law was last updated on Feb 22, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice Anti–LGBTQ

State

Alaska

Number

HB 7

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Jan 15, 2019

Topics

Anti-Transgender, LGBTQ, Sex Ed and Abstinence Only

Full Bill Text

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HB 7 would place restrictions on what can be taught in sex education classes.

Reproductive Education

The bill would require information regarding pregnancy and parenting to include “that the life of an unborn child begins at conception.”

The bill would prohibit a program in sex education, human reproductive education, or human sexuality education from including instruction in, or advocacy of, the use of contraceptive methods or devices.

Abstinence

The bill would require a program in sex education, human reproductive education, or human sexuality education to include (among others) a curriculum that teaches:

  • abstinence as the preferred choice for unmarried students;
  • a preadolescent or adolescent who engages in sexual activity may suffer emotional or psychological consequences;
  • sexual activity out of wedlock is likely to have harmful psychological or physical effects.
  • abstinence from sexual activity as the expected standard for an unmarried student;
  • a mutually faithful and monogamous relationship within a marriage as the expected standard for sexual activity; and
  • that bearing a child out of wedlock is likely to have harmful consequences for the child, the child’s parents, and society.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The bill would prohibit a program in sex education from including instruction in, or advocacy of:

  • the intricacies of sexual intercourse, stimulation, or erotic behavior;
  • homosexuality;
  • gender identity or expression;
  • sexual activity out of wedlock;
  • means or methods that encourage the violation of criminal law.

The bill would prohibit teaching or promoting religious doctrine in violation of state law, but would not preclude the discussion of moral, ethical, or religious views related to sexual activity.


Latest Action

1/7/19 – Prefiled.

2/20/19 – Introduced; referred to Education Committee.


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