Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tell Your Folks

These people are just plain sick.

Tennessee’s so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay‘ bill died with the adjournment of the state assembly last year. But now the measure is back — with new, harsher requirements.

The bill, SB 234, still bars Tennessee teachers from discussing any facet of “non-heterosexual” sexuality with children in grades K-8. But the newest iteration also includes a provision requiring teachers or counselors to inform the parents of some students who identify themselves as LGBT.

As if kids that age aren’t under enough pressure to conform with perceived social norms — whatever they are.  Laws like this will guarantee more alienation and possible tragic actions because some teacher in some grade school thinks some kid is “acting gay” and sends a note home.

2 barks and woofs on “Tell Your Folks

  1. Shorter Tennessee legislature: bullying is for adults, too. ‘Cuz real menvolk ain’t f####ts, and real gurls ain’t bull-d###s, or something.

    Hoocoodanode.

    /snark

  2. So, what happens when a teacher mistakenly thinks a kid is gay, sends a note to the parents who are virulently anti-gay and they kick the kid out of the house? And these people consider themselves moral arbiters??! A very high percentage of street kids cite this as their reason for being homeless.

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