Sex Ed Bill

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- Governor Doyle has signed a bill that requires teachers of sex education classes to also include discussions of marriage.

State Representative Carol Owens, who introduced the bill, says the move makes clearer a previous bill that left room for ambiguity.

The new law says any class that addresses topics of human development also has to include instruction in marriage and parental responsibility at some point in the school year.

An earlier version of the law said sex-ed classes could includes topics such as reproduction, family planning and adoption but it didn't specifically mention marriage.

Owens says it's critical that students understand the potential consequences that come with being sexually active.

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