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  Utah governor vetoes bill to curb sex education in schools
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Last EditedCOSDem  Mar 18, 2012 06:12pm
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News DateMonday, March 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionUtah Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday vetoed a controversial bill banning public schools from teaching contraception as a way of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

The bill, which also sought to bar instruction on homosexuality or other aspects of human sexuality other than the teaching of abstinence, would have been the first of its kind in the nation if it had become law.

It had previously cleared Utah's Republican-controlled House and Senate, and Herbert was widely expected to sign it.
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