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house Bill H.R. 453

Does America's Youth Need Sex-Ed Classes That Focus On Marriage?

Argument in favor

Marriage is the most effective way to create healthy sexual relationships. It’s in our children’s best interest to ground sexual education in this context, while teaching them age-appropriate and medically accurate sex-ed.

Inez's Opinion
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03/14/2015
If they are going to cover sex, marriage should be included. Relationships in marriage and how to make it work is much more important than having sex
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Elinor's Opinion
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03/12/2015
Yes, and this is NOT for touting "a bunch of religious rhetoric." Why is it that "kids need to know they have options," but NONE of those options is marriage! Who is hypocritically close-minded about that topic? Of course, the self-proclaimed "liberals," who are anything and everything except liberal thinkers.
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DCPolitical's Opinion
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05/31/2015
Enough encouraging kids to have sex with anyone. Just explain how things work. Marriage is an example of a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship. Don't force it on them, but show how it's a healthy relationship as opposed to a non healthy or abusive one.
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Argument opposed

Have you seen the divorce rate? There are a lot of ways to teach teens about healthy relationships without mentioning marriage — this bill touts a bunch of religious rhetoric, when kids need to know they have options.

JohnTowler's Opinion
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03/13/2015
I don't mind there being a focus, backed by statistical information, that kids raised in a 2-parent household tend to have better outcomes than single-parent children. However, this bill seems like sheeps clothing for the wolf of religion that keeps trying to sneak in our schools.
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BananaNeil's Opinion
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03/14/2015
Abstinence only education is intentionally misleading and manipulative. It causes unsafe sex, which causes teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
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MinRogerCooper's Opinion
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03/12/2015
No they do not because the focus isn't marriage, but is safe and appropriate sex. Discussing safe sex options doesn't require a discussion about marriage. All It requires is that you are careful, and know that the option of waiting until marriage is available. but to make that appear as the only option is wrong and could have negative consequences
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      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
    IntroducedJanuary 21st, 2015
    If they are going to cover sex, marriage should be included. Relationships in marriage and how to make it work is much more important than having sex
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    I don't mind there being a focus, backed by statistical information, that kids raised in a 2-parent household tend to have better outcomes than single-parent children. However, this bill seems like sheeps clothing for the wolf of religion that keeps trying to sneak in our schools.
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    Abstinence only education is intentionally misleading and manipulative. It causes unsafe sex, which causes teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
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    No they do not because the focus isn't marriage, but is safe and appropriate sex. Discussing safe sex options doesn't require a discussion about marriage. All It requires is that you are careful, and know that the option of waiting until marriage is available. but to make that appear as the only option is wrong and could have negative consequences
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    There's plenty that sex educators could do to improve teens' relationship with sex and their sexual relationships. Telling them "just don't until you're married" is naive and irresponsible.
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    Sex-Ed isn't anti-marriage, it's meant to inform people on the science of sex and sexually transmitted disease, both of which can occur in marriage.
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    Nah
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    Yes, and this is NOT for touting "a bunch of religious rhetoric." Why is it that "kids need to know they have options," but NONE of those options is marriage! Who is hypocritically close-minded about that topic? Of course, the self-proclaimed "liberals," who are anything and everything except liberal thinkers.
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    Enough encouraging kids to have sex with anyone. Just explain how things work. Marriage is an example of a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship. Don't force it on them, but show how it's a healthy relationship as opposed to a non healthy or abusive one.
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    We need some moral campus and guidance for our young people. Chaos ensues when there are no parameters.
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    It seems the emphasis is toward same-sex marriage while at the same time away from traditional marriage. This will produce cultural instability for which there will be consequences. We need to implement measures to mitigate that.
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    Sex Ed classes are biased enough as it is. It's important to teach how to be safe no matter what your lifestyle is. If you choose a lifestyle that is sexual, you need to know how to have safe sex. Besides, parents should be the ones teaching children these personal values and practices.
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    I was 15 and pregnant sitting in our "Health" class! Kids need real sex education, with real facts. No agendas. Abstinence education is a joke. Teens have raging hormones and no amount of telling them not to feel or give into those hormones will work. If a child chooses abstinence, they made that choice before that class. Every teen needs the best information available to them before they end up where I did. Of course that should include marriage, but not make it the sole focus. It's important that they learn about healthy relationships too, but this bill seems to be just a step up from abstinence.
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    Marriage is not religious BS. It's the bedrock on which a thousand civilizations have been formed and sustained. And it is scientifically proven to be fundamentally important to a healthy society.
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    Although the sexual education system has come a long way, an immense amount of the sex-ed classes are still centered around traditional perceptions regarding sexuality and relationships. Social progression does not equate to ethical regression. Stable, healthy, and long-term relationships can be attained without the title of marriage.
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    It is he foundation of american society, morals, nature, structure and health. The conventional or traditional family unit has been decimated by liberal ideals through many paths but I feel primarily by way of technology and anti conservative biased public education and media.
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    The subject is sex. Educate according to that subject alone. The rest is irrelevant and sometimes offensive.
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    Children need to learn morals!
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    Marriages are essential for the continuance of strong national traditions, morals, and culture. To rebuild America, we must start with the family.
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    Marriage is beween a man and a woman for the purpose of procreating.
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