(FOX 26) - The Colorado House has passed a comprehensive sex education bill that would prohibit the state's public schools from teaching abstinence only.
The bill, known as House Bill 1032, would require educators to teach various sexual orientations, sexualities and multiple methods to protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Colorado doesn't require schools to teach sex ed, but the bill would require schools that do offer sex ed to follow inclusive and comprehensive curriculum that includes the sexual experiences of LGBT individuals.
The bill prohibits educators from "explicitly or implicitly teaching or endorsing religious ideology" or from "using shame-based or stigmatizing language or instructional tools."
HB 1032 would also give schools money to run their sex ed programs.
The bill now heads to the state's Senate, where it will likely face some opposition from Republicans, according to The Journal.