I didn’t think it was possible to make abstinence-only education even more useless, but apparently it is, as demonstrated by the Tennessee state legislature.
Last week, the Senate passed SB 3310, a bill to update the state’s abstinence-based sex education curriculum to define holding hands and kissing as “gateway sexual activities.” Just one senator voted against the legislation; 28 voted in favor.
Since the bill specifically bans teachers from “demonstrating gateway sexual activity”, educators would be prohibited from even demonstrating what hand-holding is.
What about physical activities or games played during gym class that require holding hands? Is that a “gateway sexual activity?”
This isn’t a “hold an aspirin between your knees” level of silliness, but it’s close.