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Petitioning House Education Committee and 19 others

Tell TN Lawmakers to stop bullying students from Capitol Hill

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.

 

Letter to
House Education Committee
State Representative John DeBerry
State Representative Lois Deberry
and 17 others
State Representative Ron Lollar
State Representative Debra Moody
State Representative Joe Carr
State Representative John Ragan
State Representative John Forgety
State Representative Ryan Williams
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
HB0229 is a solution in search of problem. 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.

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 targeting Tennessee students. Vote no on HB0229 to send a message that you support all students in Tennessee schools.




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Sincerely,