Tennessee is making great strides in the contest to be the most bigoted state in the union. The 'Don't Say Gay' bill is up for a vote on January 18 at 3:30 PM. File this one under embarrassed and ashamed to be in the State of Tennessee.
The Tennessee Equality Project sent this to my inbox:
Tell members of the Tennessee House Education Subcommittee to vote against the "Don't Say Gay" bill before their meeting on Wednesday, January 18 at 3:30 PM. As originally proposed, HB0229/SB0049 states that " no public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality." HB0229 will create a hostile school environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students. Even with new language adopted by the Senate, this bill is a threat to the safety and well-being of Tennessee students. This embarrassing bill invited ridicule of our Tennessee government from within and outside our state. It's time to end the madness of unnecessary legislation like HB0229.
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