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Utah Governor Vetoes Sex Education Bill

Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed a controversial bill Friday evening that would have allowed school districts to drop sex education and required abstinence-only instruction in those that kept it.

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logospilgrim
Mar. 17th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
I have to confess that I cannot understand this bizarre, rampant obsession these American politicians have with sex and "morality."
bonnie_halfelvn
Mar. 17th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
I'd guess that at least half of them don't follow their own moral code. They're busy cheating on their 2nd or 3rd wife.

Or they're the most sexually repressed people, so they obsess with others' sex lives instead.
droxy
Mar. 17th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
What Logo says, but I think they focus on sex and morality because they cant solve the real issues associated with jobs, energy, foreign idiocy, corruption, and double standards.

I wish the govt, small, large, either party just get out of the sex issues all together. No where is it in the structure of teh govt that it says to get involved with people's sex lives.

1- I dont want to pay for other peoples sex lives there is so much other need. I am going to say the people need to be personally responsible for their bodies.
2- whatever happens between consenting adults is their business.

If the pols really want to solve the sex/morility red herring issues they will issue a required daddy registration and daddy pays laws. What annoys me is the automatic response that the female is always responsible here. Biology says otherwise, unless the woman has the means for artificial insemination. -sighs- I am just to tired of this shit.

Oh another reason? How much yawannabet that politician is a Mormon? Just sayin'... It's not PC for me to say it, but I 've suffered discrimination at the hands of Mormons and I don't like their mindset. Very much Women-should-stay-at-home-and-have-babies mentality. Its fine to have that mentality, just don't force it on me and everybody else, and Especially when it comes to my job paycheck. Yep been there and done that.
bonnie_halfelvn
Mar. 17th, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
I don't like paying for the Iraq war, and in comparison, paying for a few pills is not such a big deal. And as has been said many times, birth control pills are for more than birth control. I took them for several years to regulate a very heavy and painful cycle. And in turn, I have reduced my chances of contracting ovarian cancer, which runs in my family. And paying for pills now can mean not paying for an unwanted baby later.

I hate to lump all Mormons into a single fundamentalist category - especially since I have friends who are Mormons, and hardly of that mindset. I just got into this issue on FB earlier today. You have more of a chance the lawmaker is a fundamentalist "Christian" or is pandering to such, since there are more of them, and the "stay at home and have babies" mentality is rampant among them. *cough*Santorum*cough*

(Although Utah, yeah. Duh.)

Edited at 2012-03-17 06:29 pm (UTC)
droxy
Mar. 17th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Pills did nothing for me except give me a 24X7 period.

I don't think you need to worry about Santorum. It's gonna be Romney.

I dont want to pay for any middle eastern war. We can't win any of them so why bother.

I think alot of the sex issues are like the buring flag issues. There is no win, its best to walk away and give people their personal liberty in this regard. I dont vote these idiots in.

Although bush sr and bush jr were anti abortion, their administration didn't bother addressing the issue. They didn't bother with it at all. I don't like the christian right, or any religious right thinking (e.g. Sharia law, dowry, etc.). But politics are where each side panders to the most extreme on either side. The double standards are simply mind blowing right now as each extreme faces off.

It sucks to be a fiscal conservative right now. I'm not happy either, FWIW. But I am unhappy for different reasons.
bonnie_halfelvn
Mar. 17th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
I would not call myself a fiscal conservative, but I'm no flaming liberal, either. It doesn't matter as long as my brother is not equal in the eyes of the law. I will not vote for anyone who believes in his platform, when that platform includes discrimination.

Not all democrats are pro-gay (still waiting for Obama to "evolve") and not all republicans are anti-gay, but most of them tow the party line.

The main thing most politicians care about is their careers. The ones that don't - don't get reelected, unfortunately.
wdnsdyschld
Mar. 18th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC)
This. Folks of that ilk in a position of power scare the hell out of me on mulitiple levels and for many, many reasons. I simply don't understand the desire to turn us back to the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.
bonnie_halfelvn
Mar. 18th, 2012 01:09 am (UTC)
They see the mess things are in, and harken back to an earlier time when things were financially stable, and decide that "sexual immorality" is the cause of all our woes. ;P We have "strayed from God."
wdnsdyschld
Mar. 18th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
Riiiiiiiight. And persecuting LGBT folks and women in general isn't?
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