Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio House Vote Nears On Sex-Ed Restriction
A pro-abstinence sex education amendment inserted into Ohio’s state budget appears headed to a floor vote Thursday in the Ohio House.
The proposal, sponsored by House Health Chairman Lynn Wachtmann, bars educators from promoting “gateway sexual activity” or distributing contraceptives on school property.
It also requires instructors to endorse abstinence from sex as the only way to remove all risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Violators could be sued and face civil penalties of up to $5,000.
Wachtmann told The Columbus Dispatch it was “pretty much” an abstinence-only rule.
The provision mirrors a Tennessee law enacted last year that was spurred by a classroom demonstration involving a sex toy. Difficulty among Tennessee lawmakers to define “gateway sexual activity” prohibited under the law gained it the “no holding-hands bill” nickname.