Dispute over Kentucky law continues

A new dispute has erupted over Kentucky’s sweeping transgender law. It revolves around one word in a section banning sex education topics, including sexual orientation from discussion in classrooms.

The dispute boils down to a single word choice by lawmakers.

They used “or” rather than “and” in the sex education section, leading to big implications over how it’s interpreted.

As a result, districts can choose one of two bans in the section.

Education Department officials say districts can choose between prohibiting all mention of gender identity and sexual orientation across all grades or waiting to discuss human sexuality until sixth grade.