Here We Go: California Approves New Sex Ed Guidance Allowing Young Students to be Taught About Transgender Identity and Masturbation Despite Outcry from Parents and Family Activists

California’s Department of Education voted to approve a controversial guidance for sex education for elementary and middle school students despite protests by parents and others.

Following hours of debate and public comments from both supporters and critics, as well as a protest attended by approximately 200 people, the California State Board of Education voted on Wednesday to approve the new guidance, which in part encourages public school teachers to discuss transgender identity with elementary school students and masturbation with middle school students.

A major issue for many parents and groups like the California Family Council was the content of the newly approved books that the Board of Education wanted to make available for public school teachers.

For example, one of the proposed books, titled S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties, features explicit descriptions of anal sex, bondage and other erotic activities.

The book, along with a few others, was removed from the list in the guidance, State Board of Education member Feliza I. Ortiz-Licon said in response to the “panic” associated with them.

“It’s important to know the board is not trying to ban books. We’re not saying that the books are bad,” stated Ortiz-Licon, as reported by the AP.

“But the removal will help avoid the misunderstanding that California is mandating the use of these books.”

In a statement posted Thursday on their Facebook page, the California Family Council denounced the vote result as “despicable.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski