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A piece of legislation dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill has been introduced into the Tennessee General Assembly once again. The bill’s aim is to prevent educators teaching about or discussing homosexuality in elementary and middle schools.
Senate Bill 49 and House Bill 229 sponsored by State Senator Stacey Campfield and Representative Bill Dunn respectively, both Republicans from Knoxville, prohibits “the teaching of or furnishing of materials on human sexuality other than heterosexuality in public school grades K-8.”
This idea, that the best education is fear and ignorance, is not new. These laws are sometimes also coined “No Promo Homo” policies. GLSEN has more details about these laws at their site.