History of CSE in MN
On September 22, 2019, CPL held a Protect Kids Rally (PDF) to send a message to legislators to protect our children from this forced school mandate! We had nearly 800 concerned parents and citizens from throughout the state including some of our Minnesota legislators.
Planned Parenthood Sexualizes Children in Minnesota (5 minutes)
Karen Englans was the Keynote Speaker for the Protect Kids Rally (26 minutes)
The far-left and Planned Parenthood push progressive CSE that parents argue unnecessarily sexualizes their children through graphic content and detailed information such as how to masturbate, homosexuality, abortion, and gender fluidity. This issue is brought up in the legislature year after year.
Legislative Engagement to Stop CSE
- Never too late to contact your legislators and school boards
It is never too late to voice your concerns about Comprehensive Sex Education to your elected officials.
The language in 2019 of the CSE mandate, HF1414, was added into the education omnibus bill. It was never taken up in the Senate and the Senate refused to include it in the conference committee. Therefore, the bill never went farther from that point for the year.
In 2021, essentially the same CSE language was introduced as a new bill, HF358, that passed in two committees in the House, always on strictly party line votes. As in 2019, the Senate didn’t schedule a hearing on it. The only way to get it through to the Governor to sign would be to again insert the language into the House education omnibus bill and then hope that the Senate would keep it in the final conference committee negotiations.
Because the Democrats knew the HF358 bill would be another public display with a roll call vote for which every one of their members would be held accountable in the 2022 election, they did not include the language in their education conference committee. This victory is the result of the controversy that all of us created the last time and for all the people who showed up this year to testify against the bill in committee!
We know this issue is not going away because CSE is a high priority issue for the left. HF358 could also be added into next year’s omnibus education bill. However, the left is using a new strategy by going school district by school district to get CSE into the local curriculum. The majority of parents are unaware. Once CSE is in most districts, the legislators can get it passed at the state level without too much opposition.
Is Comprehensive Sex Ed on the Map?
On April 23, 2019, a majority of State Representatives in the MN House voted to mandate every PreK-12 public/charter school to teach “Comprehensive” Sex Ed (CSE). It was never taken up in the Senate.
ROLL CALL VOTE ON CSE MANDATE
Download Roll Call Vote (PDF)
This is the MN House roll call vote for the April 23, 2019 Rep. Peggy Bennett amendment to delete the mandate to teach comprehensive sex education to all MN pre-k through 12th grade public/charter schools.
A YEA vote is a vote to delete comprehensive sex ed (HF1414) from the omnibus education bill HF2400.
A NO vote is a vote to keep mandated comprehensive sex ed in the education bill. The Bennett amendment failed 58-73. The four members not voting were not present at the time of the vote.
- The Bennett amendment to delete the Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Mandate failed, 58 to 73.
- The Scott amendment to allow school districts to opt out of the Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Mandate failed 55 to 74.
- The Scott amendment to require licensed teachers to teach the Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Mandate failed 57 to 75.
Roll Call Votes (PDF)