It’s been almost two years since Phill Kline was Kansas attorney general, but the state is still paying for it. Last week the state agreed to pay $475,000 to settle a lawsuit over Kline’s 2003 opinion that medical providers, including school nurses, must report to authorities all sexual activity by teens 15 and under, regardless of whether it’s between consenting teens. During the resulting 2006 court case that tossed out that opinion, Kline made the remarkable pronouncement that boy-on-girl oral sex must be reported, but girl-on-boy oral sex doesn’t have to be.
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