• Petitioned House Education Committee

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Tennessee Governor
Tennessee-041
State Rep. John Windle
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-082
State Rep. Craig Fitzhugh
Tennessee-012
State Rep. Dale Carr
Tennessee-019
State Rep. Harry Brooks
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-033
State Rep. John Ragan
Tennessee-023
State Rep. John Forgety
Tennessee-042
State Rep. Ryan Williams
Tennessee-045
State Rep. Courtney Rogers

Tell TN Lawmakers to stop bullying students from Capitol Hill

    1. Petition by

      TENNESSEE EQUALITY PROJECT

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the House Subcommittee on Education passed the "Don't Say G_y" bill (HB0229) to the full House Education Committee. 

In its amended form, the bill will silence teachers who are a resource to all their students on the subject of human sexuality. Rep. Bill Dunn on the House Education Subcommittee stated the bill is in line with current K-8 curriculum and is consistent with Title 49. If that's the case, there is no reason to pass this legislation. HB0229 is a solution in search of a problem. 

The bill will not improve education in grades K-8 and may in fact send a harmful message to students following the suicides of two students victimized by anti-gay bullying in Tennessee.

Voting in favor of this legislation will promote a hostile environment for students who are or may be perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

Stop the House Education Committee from marginalizing LGBT students in Tennessee. Send them a message to vote no on HB0229.

 

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    • elycia lerman LAMBERTVILLE, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      because it's important to let all legislators know the equality and safety is important for everyone, but especially our youth

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    • Amanda Schneider MOUNT VERNON, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      For my family and friends.

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    • Avery Stirewalt EAST LANSING, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      We have separation of church and state for a reason, so that bigoted religious homophobes can't pass anti-gay laws.

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    • kenneth fielder FRANKLIN, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      This is insane legislation. dont you guys have anthing else better to do. Stop this legislation that is based on ignorance. Do you guys realyize the number one reason that children committ suicide is because they are gay and the have no one to talk too!

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    • Thomas DeLay WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      This bill is unjust, aimed only at harming those children who are already feeling pressures about their identity. To pass this bill will only increase their pain.

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