SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IOCI RADIO) – Two new laws update sex education in Illinois.
One law gives sex education a major overhaul, requiring schools that teach the subject to include topics such as consent, healthy relationships, gender indentity, sexual health, puberty and sexual orientation. It was supported on the House floor by State Rep. Maurice West of Rockford.
However, State Rep. Tony McCombie of Savannah argued “it’s just too much.”
Parents may opt their children out of sex education. The second law adds lessons about the dangers of sexting to school curriculum.