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Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Scrapped

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Tennessee’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill will die with the close of the current legislative session, according to the Knoxville News. The bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Joey Hensley, pulled the bill from consideration.

HRC joined with the Tennessee Equality Project last week in strongly condemning the legislation, and launched a petition calling on Governor Bill Haslam and House Speaker Beth Harwell to speak out forcefully against it. A revised version of the bill prohibited “classroom instruction, course materials or other informational resources that are inconsistent with natural human reproduction.”

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