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Here's how Twitter reacted to Fianna Fail's opposition to the sex education bill

Some politicians seem to be stuck in 1971

DESPITE PLANNED OPPOSITION from Fianna Fáil, a bill that would prevent schools from using their religious ethos to avoid giving factual sex education to students has progressed to the next stage  in the Dáil today.

Wow! So progressive to have a sex education curriculum based upon  ‘facts’

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People had many opinions to delve out after Fianna Fáil’s education spokesperson, Thomas Byrne, said the party would vote against the bill on the basis that the party supports many of its ideas but does not want the new curriculum put into law.

Teachers were flabbergasted

One user called BS on Fianna Fáil’s logic

Others called out the hypocrisy of their position

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The Hunreal Issues said what we were all wondering

@DaveMurf83 had an answer

Although @Katiahancke could be right that FF miss the glory days of 1980s Sex Education

One user couldn’t even believe that the bill was up for debate

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Someone clocked an unsurprising link

Some TDs might be surprised at the next election

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All well and good being told about the stork delivering babies and that the holy spirit entered Our Lady but…

Others also thought it was bizarre that education about health and safety of children wasn’t being taken seriously

One twitter user was able to sum exactly why this bill is so vital

People contacted their local TDs which forced Fianna Fáil to back down

..and thankfully the bill passed today

Looks like Ireland is finally embracing the 21st century!

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