Legislators in Iowa have been fighting for the rights of parents to decide what their kids learn in school. The House passed a bill on Thursday that would prevent public schools from teaching about sexual orientation or gender identity to students. The bill was expected to be signed by the governor.
Iowa House passes sweeping education bill SF 496 in a 57-38 vote. All Democrats and 4 Republicans (Bergan, Ingels, Jones & Wilz, H.) voted no – all other Republicans voted yes. It now goes to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. @KCCINews #ialegis pic.twitter.com/91ec2NIZE0
— Amanda Rooker KCCI (@ARookerKCCI) April 20, 2023
In Iowa, parents can breathe a sigh of relief after a bill was passed that protects kids from teachers who promote sexually explicit content and gender theories. Republican state representative, Wheeler, stated that it was wrong for schools to keep parents in the dark about their kids' activities and that pornography should not be shown to children. The bill requires public schools to notify parents when their children transition genders and to post materials related to their education online. It also allows parents the opportunity to challenge inappropriate content. These steps help ensure parents have the necessary information to make informed decisions regarding their children's education.
Legislators in various parts of the country are speaking out against the harmful influence of gender ideology in schools.
The Parents Bill of Rights was passed by the US House of Representatives on March 24. It requires public schools to post their curriculum materials online for parents to review. In Florida, the Department of Education has approved a bill that would extend the rights of parents in the education system by preventing lessons about sexuality and gender identity from being taught in fourth and 12th grades.
The passage of the bill in Iowa is a victory for families and kids. Democratic state Senator Sarah Trone-Garriott opposed the legislation, stating that teaching about sex and gender identity would help children develop healthy relationships. Unfortunately, this dangerous ideology can only confuse kids and lead to mental health issues. We support parents' rights to protect their kids from inappropriate materials in schools.
Source: The Daily Caller