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|Election: Five vie for State School Superintendent|
|Written by Laura Douglas-Brown|
|Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00|
The Democratic race for State School Superintendent is the only primary race where all candidates responded to the Georgia Voice survey.
The state school superintendent’s office could gain increased attention from LGBT Georgians as the state works to implement a new anti-bullying law passed by the General Assembly this year.
Beth Farokhi, Joe Martin and Brian Westlake all said they support gay-straight alliance student clubs, the right for same-sex couples to attend high-school proms and anti-bullying programs that specifically address anti-gay slurs.
Farokhi and Westlake said they support comprehensive sex education. “Sex education should emphasize abstinence, but should also include factual information about ways to prevent pregnancies and socially transmitted diseases. However, schools should not be used to distribute condoms or birth-control devices,” Martin said.
John D. Barge
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