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Legislators say current sex ed law inadequate

AUSTIN, Texas - A group of Democratic state lawmakers is working to change Texas' sex education law that currently leans toward abstinence-only instruction.

Sen. Rodney Ellis of Houston and Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio have introduced legislation they say would give teenagers complete, medically accurate and age-appropriate information. It would change current law that requires more attention to be devoted to abstinence than to any other behavior.

The lawmakers said Monday that sex education is inconsistent around the state.

Some conservatives in the past have voiced concern with changing the system.

The Democrats stressed their proposal would let families opt out if they didn't want their children to receive instruction.

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