SIECUS Logo

Support SIECUS!

Make sexuality education available to all.

Stay informed!

Sign up for SIECUS newsletters, updates, action alerts, and more!

Quick Links

Policy Updates

Each month, we create these brief synopses to help parents, educators, and advocates stay up-to-date and informed on events and decisions on Capitol Hill and across the country.

June 2014

Obama to Sign Executive Order Banning Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
By Stephan Cotner, SIECUS Intern Update 7/21/2014: President Obama signed the anti-discrimination executive order today—without an exemption for religious groups. The White House announced on Monday, June 16, 2014, that President Obama is set to sign an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of gender identity ...
FY 2015 Federal Funding Update
On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee passed the fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding bill out of committee along party lines. Typically, the Subcommittee’s passage of the LHHS funding bill is followed shortly thereafter by the full Senate ...
Vocal Opponents Prompt Hawaii to Alter Middle School Sex Ed Program
By Chelsea Wiggins, SIECUS Fellow After months of outcry spearheaded by conservative state Rep. Bob McDermott, Hawaii’s Department of Education has made several major changes to its middle school sexuality education program Pono Choices.  While some changes are left to the discretion of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, which ...
New York State Improves Policy on Transgender Birth Certificates, Adoptees Fight for Access
By Alex DiBranco, SIECUS Intern As of June 5, 2014, the state of New York no longer requires transgender people to undergo surgery to obtain a birth certificate that accurately reflects their gender identity.[1] The New York State Department of Health now only requires a medical certification to the effect ...

2014

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June

2013

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • September  • October  • November  • December

2012

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2011

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2010

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2009

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2008

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November

2007

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2006

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2005

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December

2004

January  • February  • March  • April  • May  • June  • July  • August  • September  • October  • November  • December
National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education