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Marriage Equality and Cyberbullying

May 11, 2012

Did Tennessee Go All the Way with Anti-Gay School Sex Bills?*

by DAVID BADASH on APRIL 30, 2012

in BIGOTRY WATCH,EDUCATION,NEWS,POLITICS

The Tennessee Legislature has spent much of the past few years focusing on conservative Christian-based “education” bills, and has become so much of a joke that Governor Bill Haslam recently was forced intervene, and suggest they shelve the infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The Governor has chastised the media for actually covering all the archaic, religion-based bills that have made a mockery of the institution itself, bills like one that would classify hand-holding “gateway sexual activity,” and bills that preach abstinence-only sex education. Even a cyber-bullying bill was debated, but of course did not pass after one lawmaker was upset that students who literally bullied classmates to death might become criminals, claiming that poor parenting and not bullies are the cause of gay youth and teen suicides. *The original article can be read here. 

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