Friday, February 17, 2012

"Don't Say Gay" Bill Advances, Blood Will Be On Tennessee Lawmakers' Hands

Tennessee's reptile-brain lawmakers continue to provide entertainment (horror) for the nation, as they pursue passage of the infamous "Don't Say Gay" bill.

Dozens of high school students showed up at the state legislature to protest the advancement of the odious "Don't Say Gay" bill.

One student explained: "I think this law will just kinda draw more attention to Tennessee as a place where it is not safe for youth in general to be themselves and try to live a happy life,"

And from the LA Times:

A bill that would ban teaching Tennessee kids about homosexuality before they reach the ninth grade was approved by a state House subcommittee Wednesday, reigniting an emotional debate in the buckle of the Bible Belt.

The bill, which would limit class discussions to "natural human reproduction science" in public schools, passed the House education subcommittee, which keeps it on track for consideration by the full House, according to reports in the Nashville Tennessean and the Nashville Scene.

"This is such a shame that we have ... a Legislature that doesn't care about us. When we have more kids committing suicide because of this bill, the blood will be on their hands."
-- Eric Pattonone,

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