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May 20, 2011

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill passes in TN Senate

by Accidental Bear

The wording is quite confusing, what they are saying is very muddy. For prepared materials you are banned to use the word gay and teach about homosexuality K – 8th grade. They fail to see that nowadays children will be exposed to “the gays” far before high school (if they are lucky and not living under a rock). Talking with children during early developmental years can only increase the acceptance of gays later on in life and make them more well-rounded for the modern world. Heaven forbid we raise well-adjusted kids. ~AB

The state Senate approved a bill that restricts teaching about homosexuality before high school, after its main backer changed the legislation to limit its scope.

Senators voted 20-10 Friday morning to pass Senate Bill 49, known by opponents as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, after accepting a new amendment that says the measure would only ban discussion in prepared materials and instruction. Democrats opposed to the measure argued it would muddy state laws that already restrict sex education in middle and elementary school.

“We have said we should not have age inappropriate material in K through 8,” said Sen. Andy Berke, D-Chattanooga. “What we’re doing here is passing something just to pass it.” READ MORE

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