Bill would require Iowa schools to tell parents about sexual orientation, gender identity lessons

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - A bill in the Iowa legislature would require schools to notify parents about lessons involving sexual orientation or gender identity.

It would give parents the option to have their children opt-out of those lessons.

The bill is similar to a current law that covers human growth and development instruction.

Under that law, parents can choose to have their kids excused from the lessons with a written request.

A House panel voted to advance the bill Monday.