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Bill on parental rights going to session

Measure would require schools to alert parents to changes in health

CASPER — In August, lawmakers on the Joint Education Committee shot down a controversial ban on the “instruction” of gender identity and sexual orientation in Wyoming’s K-3 classrooms.

For some conservative lawmakers and parents, it was a blow.

But at the same time that the panel rebuffed Wyoming’s own version of a “Don’t Say Gay” law modeled after Florida’s, it also advanced the rest of a proposal to expand “parental rights” in education.

After some debate, that draft bill is now heading to the 2024 legislative session.

The Joint Education Committee voted by a 10-4 margin Nov. 14 at its heari...

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