• Petitioned Tennessee State House Subcommittee on Education

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Tennessee State House Subcommittee on Education
Tennessee Governor
Tennessee-082
State Rep. Craig Fitzhugh
Tennessee-070
State Rep. Barry Doss
Tennessee-024
State Rep. Kevin Brooks
Tennessee-056
State Rep. Beth Harwell
Tennessee-067
State Rep. Joseph Pitts
Tennessee-016
State Rep. Bill Dunn
Tennessee-019
State Rep. Harry Brooks
Tennessee-012
State Rep. Dale Carr
Tennessee-090
State Rep. John DeBerry
Tennessee-091
State Rep. Raumesh Akbari
Tennessee-099
State Rep. Ron Lollar
Tennessee-081
State Rep. Debra Moody
Tennessee-048
State Rep. Joe Carr
Tennessee-045
State Rep. Courtney Rogers

Tell Tennessee Lawmakers to vote no on the Don't Say G_y bill

    1. Jonathan Cole
    2. Petition by

      Jonathan Cole

      Memphis, TN

The House sponsor of last year’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill has requested that the legislation be put on notice in the House General Subcommittee on Education.

A version of the bill passed the Senate last year despite the embarrassing spotlight cast on Tennessee. As originally proposed, the HB0229/SB0049 states that “ no public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality.”

This bill endangers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students by preventing students who face harassment and discrimination from accessing needed information and resources. The bill will make it more difficult for LGBT students to discuss harassment with and seek guidance from supportive teachers and staff.

The Don’t Say Gay bill is an unnecessary state mandate on local school districts which will silence students, impede local control of schools, and subject vulnerable students to increased isolation, bullying and harassment.

Tell members of the State House General Subcommittee on Education to vote against HB0229

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    • Robert Nelson YPSILANTI, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      I feel that this bill is virtually useless and a slap in the face to the gay community. Furthermore, I feel that this bill will undermine the safety of young homosexuals and create a backlash against the LGBT community in Tennessee, not to mention the stigmatizing and alienating of children who are gay. This is a perfect example of an oppressive majority attempting to crush a helpless minority.

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    • G. R. Gray STOCKTON, CA
      • over 2 years ago

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    • Ellyahnna Hall MEMPHIS, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Because these laws are harmful and hateful. They put the most vulnerable members in our society at greater risk of violence

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    • Tonya Willis LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I do this for my friends and loved ones. I do this for my daughter. NO ONE has the right to abuse others because of an opinion.

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    • Joe Currie NEW HAVEN, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      This hate fueled policy will result in more and more gay suicides. When will the hate stop, and when will people stop supporting it?? God is LOVE, are you forgetting that most important lesson???

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