A conservative Arizona Republican senator who was pushing a contentious proposal barring any sexual education instruction for students before the 7th grade is conceding that her proposal stands no chance of advancing.
Sen. Sylvia Allen told a large group of parents and other opponents of current state sex ed rules Tuesday that she wasn't giving up.
She said liberal opponents falsely claimed it would ban any mention of homosexuality.
She said all she wants is more transparency and parental choice. Opponents called her proposal unneeded in a state where parents have to approve having their children take sex ed classes.