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Petitioning House Calendar and Rules Committee and 21 others
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House Calendar and Rules Committee
State Representative
Courtney Rogers
State Representative
Harry Brooks
State Representative
Jimmy Eldridge
State Representative
Judd Matheny
State Representative
David Hawk
State Representative
Steve McManus
State Representative
Ron Travis
State Representative
Mike Turner
State Representative
Gerald McCormick
State Representative
Beth Harwell
State Representative
Charles Sargent
State Representative
Steve McDaniel
State Representative
Bill Dunn
State Representative
Andrew Farmer
State Representative
Dennis Roach
State Representative
Craig Fitzhugh
State Representative
Mary Littleton
State Representative
Dale Carr
State Representative
Ryan Haynes
State Representative
Debra Moody
Tennessee Governor

Stop the Don't Say Gay bill in the House Calendar and Rules Committee

On April 17, The House Education Committee narrowly voted in favor of HB229, known to the world as the "Don't Say Gay" bill. HB229 now goes to the House Calendar and Rules Committee.

HB229 is a reckless bill motivated by anti-gay bigotry that may actually overturn current state law on sex education that prohibits the teaching of sex education to children in grades K-8. Some House Lawmakers appear to be engaging in cognitive dissonance. Many voice support for limiting sex education to grades 9-12 while voting to teach "natural human reproduction science" to kindergarteners.

Act now to stop the advancement of this bill.

Tell the House Calendar and Rules Committee to refer HB229 back to the House Education Committee for further review.

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Letter to
House Calendar and Rules Committee
State Representative Courtney Rogers
State Representative Harry Brooks
and 19 others
State Representative Jimmy Eldridge
State Representative Judd Matheny
State Representative David Hawk
State Representative Steve McManus
State Representative Ron Travis
State Representative Mike Turner
State Representative Gerald McCormick
State Representative Beth Harwell
State Representative Charles Sargent
State Representative Steve McDaniel
State Representative Bill Dunn
State Representative Andrew Farmer
State Representative Dennis Roach
State Representative Craig Fitzhugh
State Representative Mary Littleton
State Representative Dale Carr
State Representative Ryan Haynes
State Representative Debra Moody
Tennessee Governor
Please vote to refer HB229 back to the House Education Committee for further review.

HB229 does not correct any problems with Tennessee's current sex education curriculum in K-8.

In fact, HB229 may overturn current state law that prohibits the teaching of sex education to children in grades K-8. With HB229 it appears that some House lawmakers favor introducing sex education to kindergartners through teaching "natural human reproduction science".

Act now to stop the advancement of this bill.

Refer HB229 back to the House Education Committee.

Sincerely,