Stacey Campfield's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill is Passed in Tennessee

Stacey Campfield's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill is Passed in Tennessee

Stacey Campfield

The Tennessee state senate passes the "Don't Say Gay" bill sponsored by Republican senator Stacey Campfield. The original version banned teaching about any sexual orientation other than heterosexuality; the version passed today limits school instruction to natural human reproduction. "There's more than one way to skin a cat," Campfield said after the vote. "I got what I wanted."

When the bill was first introduced in 2008, Campfield said:

"I think the schools should stick to the basics: reading, writing, and arithmetic. And maybe some civics. But teaching transgenderism to middle school students. ...

I don't think that's the road we should go down. I think that's what parents should be doing."

One of the consequences of this bill is that teachers won't be able to discuss gay issues or sexuality at all with students, even if the students ask. So students who are gay or who have gay family members won't be able to receive any counseling, advice, or help from school. They will, however, be kept ignorant about homosexuality and issues facing gay people in America.


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