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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.

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • House Education Committee
  • State Representative
    John DeBerry
  • 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
    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


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