Education , Culture & the Family

Staff | March 23, 2023

OCPA praises House lawmakers for defending parents’ rights


OKLAHOMA CITY (March 23, 2023)—Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs President Jonathan Small today praised members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives for voting to prevent school officials from discussing sexual issues with young children.

Earlier this week, House lawmakers approved House Bill 2546, by state Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa.

The bill simply states, “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity shall not occur in kindergarten through grade five or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.”

“Passage of this bill is a win for parents’ rights,” Small said. “Parents should have the right to determine the time, place and manner that issues regarding sex, gender or sexual relationships are discussed with their children. And most Oklahomans agree such discussions are inappropriate for the youngest children, especially without parents present, for such as those in Kindergarten.”

The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs is a free-market think tank that works to advance principles and policies that support free enterprise, limited government, individual initiative and personal responsibility.



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