It seems abstinence-only ed wasn’t crappy enough with its bad science and sexism. The Bush Administration just had to add little more stupid to the pile.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced new guidelines for organizations that want funding for their abstinence-only ed programs. May I present…uber-abstinence (for straights only, please):
Abstinence curricula must have a clear definition of sexual abstinence which must be consistent with the following: â€œAbstinence means voluntarily choosing not to engage in sexual activity until marriage. Sexual activity refers to any type of genital contact or sexual stimulation between two persons including, but not limited to, sexual intercourse.â€?
…Throughout the entire curriculum, the term â€œmarriageâ€? must be defined as â€œonly a legal union between one man and one woman as a husband and wife, and the word â€™spouseâ€™ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.â€? (Consistent with Federal law)