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Limits on LGBTQ+ teaching in public schools, use of pronouns headed to governor

Jim Bowen
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North Carolina lawmakers have finalized legislation touted by Republicans as giving parents greater authority over their children's public school education and health care.

Limits on LGBTQ+ instruction in the early grades are a key provision of the legislation. The Senate passed the measure Thursday, a day after the House approved some alterations. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who is expected to veto it.

The bill also would require public school teachers in most circumstances to alert parents before they call a student by a different name or pronoun.

The “Parents' Bill of Rights” is the latest measure affecting LGBTQ+ youth approved this year by state lawmakers.

**Associated Press contributed to this report

Kelly Batchelor hails from the small crossroads community of Cabin in Duplin County in Eastern North Carolina. Since 1989 Kelly has been actively employed in radio.