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  Bill would define holding hands, kissing as "gateway sexual activity"
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Last EditedRP  Apr 12, 2012 01:33pm
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CategoryProposed Legislation
AuthorJerica Phillips
News DateFriday, April 6, 2012 10:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionTennessee senators approved an update to the state's abstinence-based sex education law that includes warnings against "gateway sexual activity."

In a new family life instructions bill, holding hands and kissing could be considered gateways to sex. Planned Parenthood said that allowing state government to define local sex education curriculum could backfire.

The bill prohibits teachers from demonstrating gateway sexual activity. CaPese said that would include health education models.

"It makes it very clear that you can't promote contraception," said CaPese.
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