Friday, February 1, 2008

TN: The State That Wants to Take Away the Ability to Say the Word "Gay" in Public Schools!

Ah, just for a TGIF moment, there is this little tid-bit from In TN, Representative Stacey Campfield wants to prohibit teachers in elementary and middle school to say the word "homosexual," or references to it (click here). That would mean that my children, were they in a public school, could not actually talk about Dean and me in the public schools. That would mean that young LGBT teens could not talk about what is going on in their lives.

While hunger and homelessness blanket so many of our states, racial inequality still abounds, discrimination based on gender, race, economic class, abilities, ethnicities, heritages, and sexual orientation abound, Mr. Campfield wants to ban certain speech in the public schools.

Tell me again how this is protecting the Constitutional mandate for freedom of speech?



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