OLYMPIA - Your child’s school would be required to teach comprehensive sex-ed to students as young as kindergarteners under a bill approved Wednesday in the state Senate.
Republican Sen. Mike Padden says the Superintendent of Public Instruction ran a poll asking about the legislation - 58 percent of respondents didn’t want it.
“I think this legislature ought to spend a little more time listening to the people. And not only this but other issues that we dealt with last year, we saw the legislature last November go one way, and the people went a different way,” said Padden.
Padden says Republicans don’t want to force a controversial statewide program down the throats of school districts and…
“Parents, remember them? Parent, they are somewhat left out of all of this,” said Padden.
Democrats are behind the bill that passed along party lines – not one Republican voted for it.
The measure now moves to the House of Representatives.