Tell the Tennessee Senate how to defeat the "Don't Say Gay" Bill
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Tell the Tennessee Senate how to defeat the "Don't Say Gay" Bill

    1. Petition by

      TENNESSEE EQUALITY PROJECT

 

The Tennessee Senate has pushed back the vote on the Don’t Say Gay Bill (SB0049) so many times; it’s hard to keep up. The bill reappears on the Senate floor for a vote on Wednesday, May 18 at 8:30 AM.

The reason for the delay is no one wants to vote for it. The Don’t Say Gay bill (SB0049) is an unnecessary state mandate on local school districts which will silence teachers, impede local control of schools, and subject LGBT and other vulnerable students to increased isolation, bullying and harassment.

An alternate bill with an amendment, SB0165, proposes a simple study of State education curriculum standards to demonstrate to the education committee of the Senate and House that the Don’t Say Gay Bill is unnecessary. The amended version of the SB0165 needs to pass instead of SB0049. 

Send a message before Wednesday, May 18 to your Tennessee Senators to defeat SB0049 and support SB00165!

Then share invite your friends to do the same via email, Facebook and Twitter.

 

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      • almost 3 years ago

      It is a horrible embarrasment to the state to have this come forward. It would be even worse for it to pass. Who would want to move to a state with such laws.

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    • Sean Durham ENGLEWOOD, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Stop the ignorance!

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    • Matthew Winkel AURORA, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      Gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay.

      GAY!

      GAY!

      GAY!

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      • almost 3 years ago

      We need our legislators to focus on making our economy in Tennessee strong. Please do not divert time and energy to bills such as SB0049. There are legislators and citizens who know the sting of being made "the other." Tennessee needs to stand up for the dignity of all of our citizens. Vote against SB0049. Thank you.

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    • kate maszluch SYDNEY, AA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm a woman from Sydney, Australia and I think this bill is ludicrous! These laws have no place in any society and especially a classroom!

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