Arizona law leaves schools struggling to navigate LGBTQ issues
For the fourth year in a row, Arizona lawmakers appear unlikely to revise a law that limits how public school teachers can talk about LGBTQ relationships in health classes.
Arizona is one of at least seven states with curriculum laws around LGBTQ issues, according to the advocacy group GLSEN. But of all the state laws, Arizona’s is the only one that bans promoting “a homosexual life-style,” says University of Utah law professor Clifford Rosky.
“This is not about gay sex,” Rosky explains. “This is literally about whether it’s OK to be gay and to talk about people who are gay.”