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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (FOX13) -

A yearly tradition at the University of Tennessee is drawing the ire of state lawmakers.

Last month, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted 69-17 to condemn Sex Week at the Knoxville-based university. A similar vote from the Senate could come soon.

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The university is claiming Sex Week is about promoting sex education, but many conservatives are criticizing the event, saying it's promoting a radical agenda.

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Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell of Riceville and Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham of Somerville are threatening to pull state funding for the University if Sex Week isn't corralled.

The controversy surrounding last year's Sex Week caused the University of Tennessee to cease spending taxpayer dollars on the event. But, around $25,000 of tuition money is still used on the annual affair.

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