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