- Category: LGBT Issues
- Published on Sunday, 22 May 2011 13:28
- Written by Lara Landis
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Tennessee senator Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) earned a victory when the state Senate approved the “Don't Say Gay” bill. The measure, which was amended to allow teachers to tell students about natural reproductive activities. Tennessee students in grade 8 or lower could only be taught about natural reproductive behavior.
Although the bill has passed the state senate, it must still pass the house before reaching the governor's desk. Supporters of the bill called homosexuality a learned behavior, according to LGBTQ Nation.
The United Kingdom used a similar law that was appealed in 2003 and mirrors a Louisiana law that forbids homosexual imagery in sex education classes. LGBT advocates have openly opposed the measure.