Ohio Advances Bill Requiring Teachers To Out Students

Columbus’s NBC affiliate reports:

Ohio lawmakers are advancing a bill allowing parents to opt their child of out school “sexuality” lessons, legislation opponents said is anti-LGBTQ+ and will force educators to out students.

House Bill 8 — the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” — would require teachers to notify parents before teaching “sexuality content” and of any change in a student’s mental, emotional or physical health.

Rep. D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron) and Rep. Sara Carruthers (R-Hamilton) reintroduced the bill earlier this year. “The focus is to ensure that parents are empowered to be involved in their child’s education both inside and outside the classroom,” Swearingen said in a statement.

Read the full article. Last year Carruthers [photo] settled a fraud lawsuit in a bizarre case involving adopted twins, donated sperm, alleged threats of eviction, and an alleged agreement that a woman would “maintain public silence that she is the biological mother of Carruthers’ twin children.” Carruthers is a descendant of William Procter, co-founder of Procter & Gamble.