Alaska Senate Bill 43 would require all public schools to teach a whole host of highly controversial sexual topics.

Sponsored by hard left Democrat Senators Elvi Gray Jackson, Forrest Dunbar and Loki Tobin, the bill gives schools a way to bypass parental notification when it comes to teaching children highly divisive sex education topics. This would include topics like how to “safely” engage in both heterosexual and homosexual sexual activities.

The bill is titled, “Personal Safety Education,” but it’s really all about giving schools a way to introduce sexual topics to students without having to deal with parental pushback or conservative school board members.

The bill is strongly supported by Planned Parenthood, which is urging its army of activists to pressure lawmakers into passing the legislation.

Current state law requires that any curriculum, literature, or materials related to sex ed, reproduction, and sexuality to be first approved by the local school board, and then made available for parents to review.

Alaska does not require districts to teach sex education at all, but leaves that up to each community to decide individually. SB 43 would change this, while imposing strict rules on what sort of curriculum must be taught. In particular it specifies that the material must be approved by groups such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all of which advocate for abortion, gender fluidity and LGBTQ identity and expression.

The bill is strongly supported by Planned Parenthood, which is using social media and email blasts to marshal its activists into pressuring lawmakers to pass the legislation.

Pro-life advocates, however, have raised concerns that the proposed law would require children to be taught in accord with the National Sexuality Education Standards, which push both abortion and the idea that both men and women can become pregnant. The organization also embraces the notion of gender fluidity – the idea that children should embrace whatever sexual identity they desire, and modify their bodies through cross-sex hormones or surgeries to fit their preferences.

The bill is currently in the Senate Education Committee.


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Alaska Senate bill would mandate LGBTQ-infused sex classes in all public school

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Shelia says:

    First it was “sex education,” then it was “acceptance of other forms of sex, and now woke democrats want to make over everyone to be LGBTQ. If this new bill is not a nightmare, I don’t know what is. Forcing kids and their parents to implement this is the final straw. Woke democrats want to ruin Alaska so it will be just as depraved as the lower 48, especially California. People are leaving California as fast as their finances permit. Alaska is one of the last free states. How did these people get elected?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      For some reason, the conservatives are not as involved in politics here in Alaska as they should be. I hope that the conservatives are waking up and getting off their butts because we are going to lose this state unless more conservatives put boots on the ground!

      • DaveMaxwell says:

        Foh I can’t in theory disagree with “more boots on the ground “ comments! What is plain to see for everyone, we have become lawless! Our leaders are complicit to the lawlessness!! Governor/useless dunleavy has nothing to say!! Boots on the ground at this point appears to rapidly be approaching anarchy!!
        Think about it, an aggressive enemy is attacking, and our systems leaders act like an order of stand down has been declared!!! There is no more room for dependance on the undependable !!

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        You know what I have been thinking about while watching all of the hollywood elites and public figures that are out in public with orthopedic boots on – what if they are trying to change the meaning of “boots on the ground”?

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      Actually not any more. Our three largest cities are now democrat controlled, and then add in rural Alaska where dependence on government assistance sets the stage for left leaning voting. Combined with our voter rolls which are a disaster, and the illustrious ‘rigged’ choice ‘voting’ shoved upon us by the left – Marxism has been planted firmly in Alaska. It is going to take a very concerted effort. Getting rid of RSV, cleaning up our voter rolls and getting involved in not only local government, but even various satellite groups that influence our government and provide funding such as Matsu Health Foundation. If you join MHF for a small amount annually, you get to vote. Currently they are very heavy on left leaning membership, hence voting. Even the chambers of commerce, rotary clubs, arts councils – all no heavily populated by left leaning. The left tends to be loud, even when the minority. Conservatives seem to keep to themselves, focused on work and family. This is honorable but we truly are at now at war and ‘freedom is not free’. Pray, pay attention, speak out, write emails, letters and call elected officials, jump on board and get involved.

    • Adriel Flores says:

      I’m wondering that same thing. I thought Alaska would have put up more of a fight. How is this even an issue? So wrong.

    • JeffR says:

      I concur; And ECbigCity(s) like LAWojeCA

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    How is it ok for some pervert engaging in sodomy become Personal Safety Education? It’s against the law for sex with children or it used to be. When are we going to ACTUALLY protect the children? Kids don’t have any idea about sex and shouldn’t until they are old enough to know something about it. If adults (teachers) weren’t forcing this down their throats we wouldn’t need child abortion. This isn’t a far east nation where we marry our children off to the Prince because he has money. It’s your job as parents to PROTECT your children from just this kind of thing. It’s time parents to wake up and get involved. At this point this bill is a piece of garbage introduced to become law by three pieces of garbage or those three wouldn’t of brought it to the senate floor. If they want to bring a bill to the floor let’s make it a law to not allow kids until the age of 21 to be able to have sex change drugs, or surgery. Let’s let the kids grow up and understand what they’re doing and the consequences of those actions. As all this nonsense of LGBTQ+ garbage school is NOT the place for it. This is sickening. You three perverts should ask Almighty God for mercy!

  • Johnny says:

    There was a time when I really didn’t care what the LGBT community did and to each their own I thought. Now they piss me off and I will let them know when I encounter them.

  • Mary says:

    Unbelievable! They want more money to teach this trash? Expect a mass exodus of public schools if SB43 passes. But what about the children of a poor single parent that cannot stay home to homeschool. Oh well, guess those children are expendable.

  • Michael Thurber says:

    Parents and taxpayers need to take an active roll in ensuring the children of Alaska are being taught subjects that are necessary to help them become productive citizens of this Nation. I believe everyone who wants our children to be given a proper well rounded education in subjects that will allow them to be competitive in this world needs to attend school board meeting and voice their concerns. There seems to be a problem with this state providing a competitive education. Worry about that first.

  • NAV says:

    Time for TAR and FEATHERS for these demons who openly pervert our children

  • Theresa says:

    The public school system needs to be abolished to protect our children. It is a Marxist propaganda institution not a education system any longer

  • Theresa says:

    I wrote to every Senator.
    I encourage you to do the same!

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      And they will do what????????????????

      • Theresa says:

        If it comes before them, hopefully vote against it.
        Three of them have responded to my email so far. They know my thoughts on the bill, and two of the three have shared their thoughts with me. I think it’s worthwhile to communicate with our elected representatives, and I’m grateful to the Watchman for informing us when bills like this come up.

    • micah6v8 says:

      We need to lead ourselves. No one is coming to save us unless we stand up and say no more. No act is too small to start with.

      • DaveMaxwell says:

        Our republic has deteriorated too much! Waisting efforts doing what should have been done yesteryear might make you feel good but I think it’s too late! Please keep doing what your doing but we are overwhelmed by a wicked scheme! Our leaders have sold out!!!

  • David Boyle says:

    This bill provides cover for the current sexualization of students in the Anchorage Schools. If this passes, then parents will have no, I repeat no, authority over their children

  • Mary says:

    For $5 a year maybe conservatives should join Mat Su Health Foundation and start by cleaning house there with voting privileges. Just a start, maybe.

  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    They don’t seem to be able to teach kids to read or write, or do math, but they sure can teach ’em to be perverts. Maybe this public education racket should be getting paid by the piece, and if Johnny can’t read and Jenny can’t do math, they don’t get paid. Leave out the part concerning sexual perversion–pretty sure if they need to know that they will find their own way to do so.

  • jon says:

    CRT is not taught in the public schools. And if you think children don’t know about LGBTQ + ? Idiotic

  • Shelia says:

    Gov. Dunleavy is submitting an Education bill requiring more parental control over sex education. Guess what democrat senator labeled it “discrimination” and said her education committee would not even hear it? It is Democrat State Senator Loki Tobin of Anchorage. She accused the governor of “I don’t need to hear people justify discrimination,” Tobin said, calling the governor’s proposal “the most divisive piece of legislation you’ll possibly hear in the Alaska State Legislature this year.” She said the so-called “parental rights” proposal was a departure from Dunleavy’s more centrist approach, and that by putting it forward, he was turning gender non-conforming students — a small and vulnerable group — into “a political football.” If this woman has children I fear for their upbringing. Let’s see if we can get some real support for the governor on this one!

  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    The politicians have no legal jurisdiction over our children. Parents are the guardians and determine what is right and wrong based on Biblical Principles. What Tobi Lokin is proposing contributes to the delinquency of a minor, which makes it unlawful. Tobi is willing to break the law for further pervert the children. She must be mentally ill. The Bible says “Woe to anyone who harms the children (paraphrase). Woe to Tobi and her delinquent colleagues who are promoting delinquency in our children. We need a parental rights bill and school choice would even do a better job for the citizens. Put is through Governor and do not let the moderates you are surrounded by discourage your stand for parental rights.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    The governor is a moderate! This sexually transmitted brain disease needs to be eliminated from these young children! Not modified or presented to parents for their ok? Has the school system forgot it’s mission?! Has dunleavy lost his mind??

  • Diana says:

    “Abusive” really is too tame a word. Most forms of abuse leave the victim with some hope of eventual recovery. This is reminiscent to lobotomy, or involuntary sterilization. This is a degree of wanton cruelty which needs a much stronger term.
    To knowingly groom a child into the trans subculture, rob him or her of both primary and secondary sex characteristics and fertility, and then abandon the victim to fate? This is a dystopian horror barely short of murder. We may need a new word. –Elizabeth Conley

  • Jerry says:

    It’s just starting kiddies. If you are truly worried about your kids indoctrination/education, either home school or private school. After all, ASD kids are only 70% proficient at reading and writing at grade level. What an accomplishment.