Tennessee senate to define holding hands, kissing as "gateway sexual activityQuicklink submitted By Amanda Lang Permalink
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61% of Memphis City high school students and 27% of middle school students have had sex.
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|Tennessee senate has now taken it upon itself to write, mandate, then LEGISLATE its public schools' curriculum starting with its abstinence-only sex ed courses. Tennessee 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.
According to a 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Study, 61 percent of Memphis City high school students and 27 percent of middle school students have had sex. That's higher than the national average. [But now they won't be holding hands and/or kissing before fornicating.]