Republican Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina will vault into the Senate in January, and that makes some supporters of abstinence education very happy.

Scott began his political career as an outspoken 30-year-old virgin, and his appointment is seen as a boon by some members of the abstinence education lobby.

National Abstinence Education Association President and CEO Valerie Huber told U.S. News in a statement that her organization “is very encouraged by the appointment of Tim Scott to the Senate.”

Huber notes Scott is a co-sponsor of the Abstinence Education Reallocation Act, which puts a premium on abstinence education.

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