The Illinois General Assembly has passed a sexual education bill that advocates say will positively impact LGBTQ youth.
HB 2675, a comprehensive sex education bill that mandates medically accurate teaching in grades six through twelve, cleared the Senate March 22. The bill already passed the House on March 17. It now heads to the governor's desk.
While the bill is not LGBT-specific, advocates say it will benefit LGBTQ young people.
"This area of medical accuracy, I think, is very important for LGBTQ youth," said Brigid Leahy, director of government relations for Planned Parenthood Illinois.
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