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Slideshow of the SB 1346 press conference


Sen. Martin Quezada, Who Has Sponsored Legislation To Repeal This Law Each Year For The Past Four Years, Speaks At The SB 1346 Press Conference. Photo By Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

The Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey repealed Thursday a 28-year-old law that prohibited discussing homosexuality during public schools’ HIV/AIDS instruction.

This comes after Equality Arizona filed a lawsuit in March that challenged the previous law’s constitutionality and named the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction as a defendant.

Senate Bill 1346 was originally drafted to delay the implementation of the Menu of Assessments for grades 3-8, but a strike-everything amendment and then floor amendment sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tempore T. J. Shope changed that. The bill was approved 55-5 in the House on Wednesday, the Senate passed it 19-10 on Thursday and Gov. Doug Ducey signed it into law soon after.

Rep. Shope’s amendment removed a clause in the law enacted in 1991 that allows school districts to develop grade-appropriate, medically-accurate instruction on HIV/AIDS, but prohibited instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle, portrays homosexuality as a positive alternative lifestyle, or suggests that some methods of sex are safe methods of homosexual sex.”

Slideshow: SB 1346 Press Conference at the Capitol by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews
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Arizona Supt. of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman speaks at the press conference to celebrate the passing of SB 1436 which overturns the "no promo homo" clause in previous legislation about the instruction of HIV/AIDS in Arizona public schools. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Part of the audience at the press conference for SB 1346. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Dr. Tim Ogle, executive director of Arizona School Boards Association, on the left, at the SB 1346 press conference. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Sen. Martin Quezada, who has sponsored legislation to repeal this law each year for the past four years, speaks at the SB 1346 press conference. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, on the far right, talks with legislators and advocates at the SB 1346 press conference. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Rep. Daniel Hernandez, a member of the LGBTQ Caucus at the Arizona Legislature, said, “We know that the thing that we did today is going to change lives for children in all of Arizona’s public schools.” Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Rep. T. J. Shope, who introduced the amendment in the House and helped gather bipartisan support for the bill, said a lot of the credit goes to Rep. Hernandez and the LGBTQ Caucus who educated him on the issue. Photo courtesy Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Arizona Supt. of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman speaks at the press conference to celebrate the passing of SB 1436 which overturns the "no promo homo" clause in previous legislation about the instruction of HIV/AIDS in Arizona public schools. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Madelaine Adelman, founder of GLSEN’s Phoenix chapter and a member of Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network‘s national board, speaks at the SB 1346 press conference. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa irish/AZEdNews

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Jodi Liggett with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona speaks at the SB 1346 press conference. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Geoff Esposito and an advocate at the SB 1346 press conference. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Caryn Bird, co-chair of GLSEN Phoenix, said, “As a former high school teacher, I witnessed first-hand how misinterpretation of this law prevented districts, schools and educators from incorporating positive representations of all students in their classrooms including LGBTQ historical figures and fictional characters in the curriculum.” Photo courtesy Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Part of the audience at the press conference for SB 1346. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Glen Spencer, executive director of Aunt Rita’s Foundation, speaks at the SB 1346 press conference. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Arizona Supt. of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman speaks at the press conference to celebrate the passing of SB 1436 which overturns the "no promo homo" clause in previous legislation about the instruction of HIV/AIDS in Arizona public schools. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Eli Delfin with Equality Arizona speaks at the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Arizona Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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Legislators and advocates after the SB 1346 press conference on Thursday, April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol. Photo by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews

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