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Gov. Orr Won't Proclaim Sex Education Month

October 25, 1987|Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. — Gov. Kay A. Orr has turned down a request to designate October as "National Family Sexuality Education Month" to help publicize the role of parents in sex education, the group that sought the designation said.

In a letter to Planned Parenthood of Lincoln, Orr said: "A governor's proclamation would not be the appropriate manner to address the personal aspects of family sexuality education."

Former Gov. Bob Kerrey signed similar proclamations when he was governor, and a spokesman for Planned Parenthood said National Family Sexuality Education Month has been observed since 1975.

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