Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Don't Say Gay" Bill Killed Again

Posted By on Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:54 PM

A photo-shopped picture of TN state representative Stacey Campfield
  • A photo-shopped picture of TN state representative Stacey Campfield

This morning, a state House subcommittee sent representative Stacey Campfield's (R-Knoxville) "Don't Say Gay" bill to the state Board of Education for further study, essentially killing it off for the legislative session.

That's the same method the K-12 education subcommittee used to kill Campfield's controversial bill last year. The Board of Education has already stated there's no need for the bill, so sending it there for study seems like a polite way of voting it down.

The bill would ban teachers from discussing homosexuality in elementary and public schools. More than 400 Tennessee Equality Project supporters contacted members of the subcommittee to voice opposition to the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

For more on the history of the bill, read my story from the Flyer archives.

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