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State Rep. Beth Harwell
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State Rep. Joseph Pitts
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State Rep. Bill Dunn
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State Rep. Craig Fitzhugh
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State Rep. Harry Brooks
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Tennessee-081
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State Rep. Joe Carr
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State Rep. Dennis Powers
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State Rep. Ryan Williams
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State Rep. Courtney Rogers

As Governor Haslam says, lay aside the Don't Say Gay bill

    1. Petition by

      TENNESSEE EQUALITY PROJECT

For several weeks, House lawmakers have wrestled with what to do about the "Don't Say Gay" bill (HB0229). Leaders in State Government are scratching their heads as to why Tennessee needs this legislation.

The Nashville Scene asked House Speaker Beth Harwell about the bill after telling her that they were puzzled as to the Don’t Say Gay bill's purpose. “I understand your puzzlement,” she said, “and that’s what we’re addressing with the sponsors now.”

House Education Committee Chair Richard Montgomery asked “are we trying to fix something that’s not broken?”

Finally, Governor Bill Haslam recently weighed in on the debate saying “it's an issue we've encouraged people to lay aside . . .  I think there's better things for the legislature to occupy themselves with right now." 

That’s the best advice we’ve heard from officials in State Government on HB0229.

Tell the House Education Committee to focus on legislation that improves the lives of Tennessee students and lay aside the Don’t Say Gay bill. 

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    • alicia Bloodworth 37086, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      because the bible says God loves all his children not just hetrosexuals. = rights for all

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    • Susan Savage NASHVILLE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      While serving as a school psychologist at a local high school, a female honor student committed suicide after it was revealed she was a lesbian. There is enough research indicating that homosexuality is often not a choice.

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    • Jack Rubey MOUNT JULIET, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Bills like this have no place in our legislature plus it reflects a bias against gay people. TN must be better than what's reflected in this bill.

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    • Heidi Keller COSBY, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      This bill sets equall rights back 50 years. The bill perpetuates ignorance and hatred. This is NOT a family value that I ascribe to.

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    • Denise Nutt-Beers COLUMBIA, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      This is the stupidest bill. It is full of ignorance and hatred and needs to be STOPPED!

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