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Senate File 83 prohibits instruction on gender identity used in K-8 classes for Iowa schools. If a district, accredited nonpublic school or charter school violates the prohibition, a parent or guardian of a student may bring a civil action for injunctive relief against the offending party.

The bill is sponsored by Republican Sen. Jeff Taylor. Fifteen fellow senators signed on as cosponsors.

The subcommittee meeting is scheduled for noon.

Groups opposed include:

*National Association of Social Workers, Iowa Chapter
*Iowa ACEs 360
*ACLU Iowa
*Iowa Mental Health Advocacy
*Iowa Public Health Association
*Rural School Advocates of Iowa
*School Administrators of Iowa
*Iowa Mental Health Planning Council
*Iowa Association of School Boards
*Rural School Advocates of Iowa
*Urban Education Network of Iowa
*AFSCME Iowa Council 61
*United Professionals/UE
*Iowa Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
*Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
*Iowa State Education Association
*Iowa Association of School Boards
*American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
*Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association
*Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
*Common Good Iowa
*Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Action Fund
*Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa
*Iowa Safe Schools
*One Iowa

Protect My Innocence and The FAMiLY Leader are registered in support of the bill.


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