Colo. House OKs controversial bill on sex education
"This bill is not about religion, it's not about putting Christians against the LGBT community," said Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver. "As a black lesbian Christian, we should be able to go to school and be taught ... sex ed in a comprehensive way. We cannot ostracize people for their religious beliefs, nor should we for their sexual orientation or gender expression. By putting religion against the LGTB community, we are misinterpreting the word. This is not OK."
"The bill cleared the House on a near party-line vote. Only Rep. Don Valdez, D-La Jara, voted with Republicans against it. The measure now heads to the Senate, where it has bipartisan support. Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, is shepherding the bill through that chamber with Sen. Nancy Todd, D-Denver."
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