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Tennessee Bill Would Require Schools to Report Gay Activity to Parents

Thursday Jan 31, 2013
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A Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation that would require schools to inform a student’s parents if the child is engaging in homosexual activity.

Under the measure sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville, a school counselor, nurse or principal can inform parents if their children’s "circumstances present immediate and urgent safety issues involving human sexuality."

Campfield told reporters on Wednesday that he considers the "act of homosexuality" to be dangerous to a child’s health and safety.

The measure is part of a similar proposal, known as the "Don’t Say Gay" bill, that Campfield passed in the Senate in 2011, but the companion bill failed in the House last year.

The proposal would ban the teaching of gay issues to elementary and middle school students.

Campfield says the current legislation has a House sponsor and he’s optimistic about its passage.

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  • Oh Jed said:, 2013-01-31 13:01:24

    Stacey spends an aweful lot of time pondering all things gay.


  • Anonymous, 2013-01-31 13:49:13

    Well" just look at him? He’s as queer as a three dollar bill.


  • Anonymous, 2013-01-31 14:30:17

    WOW i am completely baffled by what i see and hear every day and now i read this. My thought is ok nd lets put the jews in a camp the blacks in the ghetto and Mexicans on a roof all of which are just simply horrible but whats the difftence really right this needs to end we have seen this with women blacks jews any myority never worked its just plain ingnorence if any thing we need to teach about it so that these kids can make the smart safe choices why would you teach about heterosexuals sex which can be just as dangerous as people need to remember we do not have a disease as a sexual oritation but by r dna


  • GT, 2013-01-31 16:53:10

    Tennessee. It figures. Are these people jutted or what!


  • DerekJA, 2013-02-01 04:42:37

    As much of the world progresses, F’ing Republicans keep trying to push society back to the dark ages. Does anyone else see the HUGE danger in this? Bullies and mean-spirited people will use this to harass others. I can see it now. Teacher, Jonny touched my special place.... no proof, just accusations. Yet, they’ll report that like it’s gospel. Hummm then go to their misguided, evil churches and preach stronger intolerance. This bullshyt needs to be stopped!!! People need to vote in mass and make the country a place of rights for all!


  • Anonymous, 2013-02-01 12:13:13

    What would happen 20 years from now when teachers, nurses and administrators grew up not knowing anything about them. How will they report it then Oh ya, that’s right it willjust disappear if never talked about. Just like teengage pregnancyand St D’s.


  • WayGay, 2013-02-01 13:43:48

    Tennessee should monitor inbreeding rather than gays. Their state would be better off


  • Anonymous, 2013-02-02 08:49:54

    Wow... just wow


  • Wayne M., 2013-02-04 20:09:53

    In an ideal world, LGBT and questioning youth would be able to discuss these issues with their parents. Sadly, there are still parents who are intolerant and outing youth to those parents would cause problems rather than provide support and assistance. The best way for LGBT youth to be able protect themselves is to ensure that schools provide good solid and supportive education on human sexuality, including homosexuality and that LGBT and questioning youth in schools can access supportive and confidential counseling at school. Failing this, they will only learn flawed information about their sexuality on the streets.


  • Anonymous, 2013-02-07 09:12:13

    So much for small government.


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