As I was reading letters to the editor(Dr. Date type column) I noticed a brief paragraph explaining this new "Don't Say Gay Bill" being proposed in Tennessee by Senator Stacey Campfield. The bill would prohibit educators from "the teaching or furnishing of materials on human sexuality other than heterosexuality in public school grades K-8. I then decided to do some googling and found an article here summarizing the issue. I then read on another website that Senator Campfield doesn't believe that schools should be advocating for or against homosexuality. To me, this definitely sounds against homosexuality.
What do you think of this bill?
If this bill passes, how will it be detrimental to the well-being of the children in our school systems?
Shouldn't LGBT youth have a place within the school system to have open discussion concerning their own personal thoughts and/or issues?
What if there is a hate crime towards an LGBT youth, would this prohibit the teacher from discussing it with the child?