Gov. Stitt signs controversial bill regulating school bathrooms into law

A controversial sex education bill that has an amendment to regulate school bathrooms is now Oklahoma law.

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 615 into law on Wednesday.

The new law, which went into effect upon Stitt’s signature, requires sex education materials used in school counselor-led meetings or classes to be inspected by the student’s parents or legal guardian. This includes topics like sexual orientation and gender identity.

“All this is about is trying to protect the family and tradition,” the bill’s author, State Rep. Danny Williams, R-Seminole, previously said to KFOR. “This is a way to say ‘don’t talk about this stuff with these kids until their parents say you can and if they say you cannot, you cannot.’”

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