Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Campfield's Don't Say Gay bill to be heard Wednesday

Rep. Stacey Campfield's (R-Knoxville) bill that would prohibit the furnishing of materials on sexuality other than heterosexuality will be heard in the House K-12 subcommittee on Wednesday.

The language of the fiscal note takes a little swipe at the bill pointing out, "Local education agencies teach what they consider to be 'age appropriate' topics, as based on the Department of Education’s
Healthful Living curriculum, which does not include homosexuality as a topic. No fiscal impact on state or local government."

It's really hard to know what is worse, bills desperately in search of ways to discriminate or the fact that we have a repressed curriculum.

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