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Tennessee bill revives 'Don't Say 'Gay'' fight

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 02/01/2013 @ 11:56 pm In Education,Politics | No Comments

(Tennessean) State Sen. Stacey Campfield has filed a bill that would discourage talking about homosexuality in schools, reigniting one of the Tennessee Capitol’s most heated debates of recent years.

Campfield, R-Knoxville, has introduced a measure that would prohibit elementary and middle school teachers from bringing up homosexuality, and it would require guidance counselors to report to parents some conversations about their child’s sexuality.

The bill, which Campfield has titled the “Classroom Protection Act,” builds on the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill that failed in the state legislature last spring. Opponents already are gearing up for another fight over the measure.


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