Changes In Sex Education Stir Debate

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A bill making its way through the legislature has led to a fiery debate over sex education in Colorado. The bill’s proponents say not enough schools offer sexual health classes, or if they do, the content isn’t “comprehensive,” as state law requires. Sponsors want to ensure that lessons are covering more than just abstinence as a form of birth control. With this bill, they hope to strengthen what’s already on the books. Critics say the legislation is unnecessary, and that it usurps local control. Ryan Warner talks to State Representative Dominick Moreno, a Commerce City Democrat, and Tammy Borgias, the Executive Director of the Center for Relationship Education in Denver.

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