A federal judge on Friday was asked to extend the hold on a lawsuit that challenged Utah's sex education laws barring the advocacy of homosexuality so the state school board can amend its policies.
Utah lawmakers overturned the so-called "no promo homo" laws during the legislative session that ended in March. SB196 removed language prohibiting the discussion of homosexuality from state laws.
The bill was proposed in response to an October 2016 Equality Utah lawsuit filed in Salt Lake City's U.S. District Court that claimed the laws were unconstitutional and promoted discrimination against LGBTQ students and others.
In the wake of SB196's passage, Utah's State Board of Education, which was sued alongside the Cache, Jordan and Weber school districts, is now set for a May 5 vote on proposed cleanups to administrative rules and policies, new court papers say.