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Indiana advances bill to restrict LGBT ideology in schools

Protesters at the Indiana Statehouse. Associated Press/Photo by Darron Cummings

Indiana advances bill to restrict LGBT ideology in schools

A bill designed to protect young children from exposure to LGBT ideology in schools passed the Indiana House Education Committee on Monday. Now it will move to the state House floor for a vote. The bill says any employee of a school may not present instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity, or certain other concepts to students in kindergarten through the third grade. Rep. Michelle Davis, R-Whiteland, authored the bill, saying it empowers parents by giving them control over their children’s beliefs about sexuality.

Is anyone protesting the bill? Hundreds of people on Monday gathered outside the state House chamber in Indianapolis to protest. The American Civil Liberties Union said in a written statement that the bill would harm children seeking to understand their sexuality.

Did deeper: Read Adele Fulton’s report in Liberties on doctors fighting requirements for “gender-affirming” care.

Mary Muncy

Mary Muncy is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. She graduated from World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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