Protest: Ore. sex ed topics too mature for kids

Protest: Ore. sex ed topics too mature for kids

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by Assocated Press and KGW Staff

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Posted on April 7, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 8 at 8:12 AM

SEASIDE, Ore. -- Dozens of protesters showed up in Seaside Monday to rally against a message shared at the Oregon Department of Education’s Adolescent Sexuality Conference.

The conference was promoted as an event to focus on sexual health and healthy relationships. But some believe the conference topics were too mature for minors.

"I can sum it up in one word. We’re looking for accountability,” protester Mike Kelly said Monday. “There’s not been very much accountability at all levels through this conference and maybe throughout the comprehensive sex education program through the state.”

About a quarter of the 300 people at the conference are high school and college students. Anyone under 18 has to have a parent's permission to attend and has to be chaperoned.

The conference continues Tuesday.

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