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Sex Ed Ruling - ACLU Northern California
Historic Ruling in ACLU Lawsuit: Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Violated State Law Fresno County judge rules that the curriculum had been medically inaccurate and biased for “many years”
A Fresno County Superior Court judge has ruled that a lawsuit brought against the Clovis Uniﬁed School District was justiﬁed because the District’s sex education curriculum was out of compliance with California state law. The suit, American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. v. Clovis Uniﬁed School District
, was brought on behalf of parents, physicians and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network by the ACLU of California and pro bono counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.
In the ﬁrst-ever ruling (link below) on California’s 2003 sex education law, Judge Donald S. Black created a legal precedent that California students have a right to sex education that is complete, medically accurate, and free of bias. This historic ruling is the ﬁrst to ﬁnd that abstinence-only-until marriage instruction is unlawful on the grounds of medical accuracy and bias.
To read the full ACLU press release click here.
To read the full California ruling click here.
Vital Signs: Leading Causes of Death, Prevalence of Diseases and Risk Factors, and Use of Health Services Among Hispanics in the United States — 2009–2013
To read the full from the CDC click here.
Former UTLA President Warren Fletcher Speaks Out Strongly for Health Education in the LAUSD
"It’s the only subject in the entire curriculum where the subject of the class is the student him or herself."
Click here to visit our Legislation section and read Mr. Fletcher's comments in full...