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Tennessee ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill now requires teachers to tell parents if child is gay

By Laura Devaney
February 1st, 2013

A controversial Tennessee bill that would stop teachers from discussing sexuality with their students has been resurrected in the state legislature, and the 2013 version includes a troubling new provision, the Huffington Post reports. Nicknamed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield’s measure would “prohibit teachers from discussing of any sexuality except heterosexuality in grades K-8.” An amendment to the re-filed bill reads, in part: At grade levels pre-K through eight (pre-K-8), any such classroom instruction, course materials or other informational resources that are inconsistent with natural human reproduction shall be classified as inappropriate for the intended student audience and, therefore, shall be prohibited…

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Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura