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Arizona Senator Sylvia Allen of Snowflake has reportedly killed a bill she introduced which proposed restrictions on sex education. 

As reported by the Az Mirror, Allen told supporters Tuesday that although she would drop the bill, this was not the end of her efforts to change laws regarding sex ed in Arizona. 

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An Arizona Senate committee has delayed the consideration of a controversial bill which would restrict how students are taught sex education. 

The bill, introduced by Senator Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, would have prevented Arizona students from being taught about sex education before the seventh grade.

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The original bill also removed the term “homosexuality” from the definition of sexual conduct, which may have essentially banned the discussion of homosexuality in schools.

Senate President Karen Fann said consideration of the bill was delayed so Allen would have more time to hear from those concerned about the bill and make revisions, according to the Associated Press. 

The bill, which Allen said was meant to give parents more control over their children’s sexual education, garnered national attention last week following its introduction.

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