State law recommends that schools and districts do not discuss LGB people in a positive light or otherwise discourages diverse or non-majority gender and/or sexuality experiences.
Illinois Compiled Statutes 105-5-27-9.1 Sex education.
(b) All public school classes that teach sex education and discuss sexual intercourse in grades 6 through 12 shall emphasize that abstinence from sexual intercourse is a responsible and positive decision and is the only protection that is 100% effective against unwanted teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) when transmitted sexually.
(c) All classes that teach sex education and discuss sexual intercourse in grades 6 through 12 shall satisfy the following criteria:
- (1) Course material and instruction shall be developmentally and age appropriate, medically accurate, and complete.
- (1.5) Course material and instruction shall replicate evidence-based programs or substantially incorporate elements of evidence-based programs.
- (2) Course material and instruction shall teach honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage.
- (3) Course material and instruction shall place substantial emphasis on both abstinence, including abstinence until marriage, and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among youth and shall stress that abstinence is the ensured method of avoiding unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS.