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Mar. 18: Sex education, ADA compliance and Cherilyn Eagar

By Bruce Lindsay | Posted - Mar. 18, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.



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OverviewIn this Sunday Edition: the uproar over Utah's abstinence- only sex education bill. Late Friday, the governor announced he will veto HB363. Before that announcement, we discussed the bill with a critic and proponent.

Plus, the deadline has passed for businesses and governments to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, in making buildings and public facilities accessible. How compliant is Utah?

And, we will have a conversation with congressional candidate Cherilyn Eagar.

Segment 1

Governor Herbert decided to veto House Bill 363, which calls for a state sex education curriculum of abstinence only.

The bill prohibits public schools from teaching about contraception, the intricacies of intercourse, about homosexuality, or about any sexual activity outside of marriage.

And, it requires teachers to stress the importance of abstinence from all sexual activity before marriage and fidelity after marriage as the only sure methods for preventing certain communicable diseases.

We heard diverging perspectives on the issue before Governor Herbert announced his decision from Liz Zentner, president elect of the Utah PTA, and Paul Mero, president of the Sutherland Institute.

Segment 2

Thursday brought the deadline from the Justice Department for compliance with broader application of The Americans With Disabilities Act.

The changes focus on recreation. The original law did not include swimming pools, amusement parks, fitness rooms and gyms, boating docks, golf-courses and bowling alleys, but it does now. Assistant Attorney General Steve Mikita joined us to discuss the impact.

Segment 3

Republican Cherilyn Eagar has laced up her boxing gloves and climbed back into the political ring. This time she's seeking her party's nomination for Utah's 2nd Congressional Seat. She joined us to discuss her campaign.

Bruce Lindsay

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