Rep. John Ragan of Anderson County filed the House companion bill (HB1332) to Sen. Stacey Campfield's Don't Say Gay bill today.
condescending comments to citizens about last year's License to Bully bill, most famously to Kristin Johnson. So few people who have been following these issues over the last year will be surprised that Rep. Ragan has signed on as the House sponsor.
Even though the Associated Press reported a few weeks ago that Governor Bill Haslam, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell have all distanced themselves from the bill, Rep. Ragan is either oblivious to or indifferent to the bill's harm to children and to the image of the state.
TEP is urging citizens to call on Rep. Ragan to withdraw the House companion bill. You can do so at this Change.org petition that sends a message to Rep. Ragan. You may also call Rep. Ragan's office and leave a message asking him to withdraw the bill at 615-741-4400. State your name and address and ask him to withdraw HB1332.
Let's preserve the confidential relationship of trust between counselors and students and not give in to this hateful bill that hurts real people and hurts the image of Tennessee.