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

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. 

This petition was delivered to:
  • House Education Committee
  • State Representative
    Lois Deberry
  • State Representative
    Ron Lollar
  • State Representative
    Debra Moody
  • State Representative
    Joe Carr
  • State Representative
    John Ragan
  • State Representative
    John Forgety
  • State Representative
    Dennis Powers
  • State Representative
    Ryan Williams
  • State Representative
    John DeBerry
  • State Representative
    John Windle
  • State Representative
    Dale Carr
  • State Representative
    Courtney Rogers
  • State Representative
    Harry Brooks
  • State Representative
    Barry Doss
  • State Representative
    Kevin Brooks
  • State Representative
    Beth Harwell
  • State Representative
    Joseph Pitts
  • State Representative
    Bill Dunn
  • State Representative
    Craig Fitzhugh
  • Tennessee Governor


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