The bill would change the state's sex education curriculum from
a program that concentrates on abstinence until marriage to one
that included more details about sexually transmitted diseases,
contraception, and sex assault and abuse. A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to hear the measure discussed by the House Health Committee. But after an explanation of the bill by a one of its chief sponsors, committee members quickly voted to send it to an education subcommittee without saying whether they favor it or not.
Buncombe County Democrat Susan Fisher says the education panel
would be a better place to discuss a change in curriculum.
Opponents, including the North Carolina Family Policy Council, say
they'll be on hand -- to be heard next time.