By Sen. Stephen Meredith – SB71 requires that abstinence before marriage be included in all sex education offerings in the Kentucky public school system. This is in response to efforts by several national and very liberal groups that have tried to push Kentucky schools to do more radical and graphic programs.
Advocates: Young people need responsible guidance. Sex is a good and safe thing when kept within the bond of marriage.
Opponents: We are all sexual animals so experimentation with others is good and natural as long as you use protection.
Status: Passed Senate Committee on Jan. 11 and full Senate Jan. 23 with a vote of 32-5. It is now in the House.