Lots of delightful wingnutty stuff from Tennessee lately - this one is called the "Don't Say Gay" bill. I wasn't sure what category to file this one under - Gay Marriage, Religion, Military, Politics, Latest News? Maybe we just need an all-encompassing category of Homophobia?
So the concern isn't about an age-appropriate discussion of sexuality, since heterosexuality can be discussed. It's merely fear of Teh Gay.No public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality.
"The Don’t Say Gay bill raises all kinds of issues about anti-gay bias, free speech and government overreach,” said Ben Byers with the Tennessee Equality Project. …”It limits what teachers and students are able to discuss in the classroom,” Byers said. “It means they can’t talk about gay issues or sexuality even with students who may be gay or have gay family."