Tag Archives: HB 363

‘Old rules’ about marriage obsolete? No, and here’s why

Tweet On March 25, 2012, The Salt Lake Tribune editorialized on “Marriage reality: Old rules becoming obsolete.” To understand the chasm separating its reality from truth, it would be helpful to deconstruct its opinions. The Tribune’s editorial begins, “There was … Continue reading

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Opposition to HB 363 has more to do with ideology than facts

Tweet Midway through the legislative session, Sutherland Institute made a GRAMA request of the state Department of Health asking it to provide us with data it has collected on the rates of sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancies for each … Continue reading

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My case for HB 363 (sex ed bill)

Tweet The new sex education proposal, HB 363, has drawn lots of attention (and emotion) on all sides. And for good reason. HB 363 obviously represents more than a sex education proposal. It represents another front in the culture war … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: abstinence-only education

Tweet Rep. Bill Wright’s proposal to limit sex education in public schools to an abstinence-only curriculum passed the Senate today 19-10-0. HB 363 will now go to the governor for his signature. Watch this video report to learn more about … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: Forcing STDs on children? Really?

Tweet The House floor debate on HB 363 last week took an unfortunate turn toward fear-mongering and hyperbole. The bill, run by Representative Bill Wright, R-Holden, would allow school districts to either teach abstinence-only sex education or completely forego sex … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Memo: When it comes to sex ed, why promote an inferior standard?

Tweet Here are a few thoughts in light of the House Education Committee’s favorable 8-7 vote on HB 363 today, a bill that would require abstinence education in public schools: The current debate in Utah regarding how much and what … Continue reading

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