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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

There Will Be No "Gay" in Tennessee

The Word 'Gay' Leads to "Gateway" Sex.

Mr. Garrison from South Park address the classLawmakers in Tennessee want to erase the word "gay" because they believe that discussion of things "gay" leads to "gateway sexual activity."
Earlier this month the Tennessee legislature voted with a sweeping 28-1 pass to amend the state's sex ed curriculum by warning against these so called gateway activities. The purpose of the bill is to reinforce their "abstinence only" policy for all sexual activities, but the legislation doesn't explicitly say what those activities are.

A new bill introduced this week seeks to add clarity by banning the word "gay" in schools for those elementary and middle school teachers and administrators that attempt to spread the gay gospel outside of the already illegal sex ed classes.

This so-called "Don't Say Gay" bill cleared a House education committee Tuesday and is headed for a floor vote. Some House Republicans, like House Education Chairman Richard Montgomery, see the bill as redundant, but his counterparts disagree.

If successful, any school found in violation risks losing state funding. Teachers could face a $50 fine and up to 30 days in jail.

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