SALT LAKE CITY -- Public records show Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's office received nearly 10,000 emails, phone calls and letters about a bill that would have scaled back sex education.
A Salt Lake Tribune analysis of public records shows 9,708 calls or notes came into the office in the three weeks before he vetoed the bill in March. About nine opposed the measure for every one that supported it.
The bill would have allowed Utah school districts to end sex education and would have banned schools from talking about contraception if they did keep the lessons.
Herbert said he vetoed the bill because it limited parents' rights to give their children a full public education.
He said he hadn't heard Utah residents complaining about sex education before the bill came forward.