A new bill in the New York state senate would require comprehensive sex education for kids as young as five.
Democratic State Senator Samra Brouk is sponsoring legislation linked to recommendations from a national group platform called Sex Ed for Social Change. Their plan for New York includes teaching 5-year-olds about gender identity, with lessons for 8-year-olds on hormone blockers to prevent puberty in transgender-identifying preteens. Brouk told the New York Post she's concerned about the high incidence of relationship violence, harassment and assault, adding that she wants to ensure the next generation is equipped with skills and education. The measure is getting pushback from lawmakers and citizens who say linking state schools to an external organization's shifting mandates may be going too far.