A bill introduced in the Alabama Senate will make the state’s decades-old sex education law more medically accurate and will erase any discriminatory and stigmatizing language from the law, a nonprofit supporting comprehensive sex education said.
Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, introduced SB140 on March 19. The bill made it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning and revises portions of Alabama Code 16-40-A2, which details the content, course materials and instruction used to teach K-12 students about sex education.
This is the second time in a row Whatley has created legislation to revise the way the state teaches sex education. The senator proposed the same legislation last year, but the bill died. If the current bill passes through both chambers of the Legislature