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Dockstader sponsors parental rights bill

CASPER — Wyomingites may see something similar to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law become a reality in Wyoming.

Sen. Dan Dockstader, R-Afton, is sponsoring a bill that would bar classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, or “in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate...”

The act would take effect in July of this year if it becomes law.

Senate File 117, titled “Parental rights in education,” would also require school personnel to report changes in students’ well-being or use of services to parents an...