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A controversial bill which would have restricted how Arizona students are taught sex education is reportedly dead.

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

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.

The Az Mirror reported that Allen told supporters Tuesday that she would drop the bill but promised future efforts to change laws regarding sex education in the state.

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The bill had previously been delayed by Senate President Karen Fann. Fann said the delay was originally meant to give Allen 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.

Before Allen killed her bill, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said even if it had passed the senate and house, he would not sign it into law.

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Adrian Skabelund can be reached at the office at askabelund@azdailysun.com, by phone at (928) 556-2261 or on Twitter @AdrianSkabelund.

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