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03/19/2009

Video: But teachers will still be free to teach Gaelic. We think.

by Jeremy Hooper

Would you believe that in 2009, a lawmaker would still propose something called the "Don't Say Gay" bill? No, neither would we. Yet that is exactly what's happening in the Tennessee legislature:


Legislation Aims to Ban 'Gay' From School [News Channel 5]
(h/t: Joe.My.God)

And the state wonders why so many of their queer kids grow up pass their own "Don't Stay, Gay" personal laws. The fact that bills like Mr. Campfield's are still, in this day and age, given even a second look is a big reason why.

**Campfield's earlier attempt to pass this bill:

Tennessee: Please stop driving your gays out of the state! [2/1/08]
TN Rep: Ignore the gays behind the curtain [2/13/08]
Harvey Milk not banned from TN schools [2/19/08]

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Oh goodie, I'm sure it will be revisited once a year, every year. It'll be like some creepy holiday for homophobes!

Posted by: Erie | Mar 19, 2009 12:06:31 PM

Idiot! Did they not learn their lesson when section 28 was enacted in the UK?

If children of the ages 13-18 don't know that men can like men and women can like women, they might get very upset that their friends don't understand what they're feeling. At the very least the school should have inclusive sex education, so that the young people do not HIV/AIDS.

Posted by: corvidae | Mar 20, 2009 5:49:42 AM

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