On this episode of Broad & High we’ll spend the day in the life of a local ballerina, learn about the part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library you’ve probably never seen. A local artist describes her relationship with Flat Granny, and a look at the Viewpoints Mural Series in the Short North.
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.