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voteWe're getting down to the wire on this election. I have to admit, I'm ready to know who will be the next president - this has been way too much suspense. I hope that you've been out there volunteering for the candidate of your choice - knocking on doors or making phone calls. It's not too late if you haven't. This election is important for so many reasons; with the current financial crisis, other issues have taken a backseat but that certainly does not mean that they aren't important. Gay Marriage, Sex Education and LGBT adoption will be critical issues for the next president to deal with so if you care about your pocketbook and your civil liberties, check out this great voter guide on sex and relationship issues from AlterNet (via Violet Blue). Here is a brief snippet from my favorite issue (of course) - sex education.

Sex Education

    • Obama's position: Obama strongly supports comprehensive sex education and opposes abstinence-only education. He has called for comprehensive sex education in all grades -- as long as it is age-appropriate. Obama supports the Responsible Education About Life (REAL) Act, which would fund science-based sex education, and co-sponsored the Prevention First Act -- legislation meant to increase access to contraception services and information. He voted yes on an amendment to the Senate's fiscal year 2006 budget that would put $100 million toward reducing unintended and teen pregnancy through education and contraception.
    • McCain's position: McCain opposes comprehensive sex education. He voted against legislation to allocate $100 for preventing unintended and teen pregnancy through education and contraception. He has also voted no on legislation to fund programs that provide comprehensive, medically accurate sex education and voted no on legislation that would require abstinence-only programming to be medically accurate and scientifically based.