Tell TN Lawmakers to stop bullying students from Capitol Hill
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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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