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Tennessee GOP Lawmaker Behind 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Loses Primary Election
WASHINGTON -- One of Tennessee's most controversial state lawmakers, known for pushing anti-gay legislation and making remarks
'Don't Say Gay': What American Christianity Can Learn From Vladimir Putin
David J. Dunn, PhD
Theological troublemaker. Orthodox Christian.
Whether violence against gay people is an unintended consequence of Putin's law (I think not) or part of his own Machiavellian political gamesmanship (probably), events in his country illustrate the danger of attempting to promote a Christian moral vision through direct legislation.
Marcel Neergaard, Gay 11-Year-Old, Speaks Out On MoveOn.org Petition Victory
“When I started school, I loved school,” Marcel continued. “I loved learning. I thought it was amazing. But once the bullies
Colbert Predicts Stacey Campfield, 'Don't Say Gay' State Senator, Will Be Next President (VIDEO)
Ever since Barack Obama rose to the presidency only a few years after leaving the Illinois state senate, Stephen Colbert
Don't Say It!
Professor of Theater, Ursinus College
Word is going to be bandied about quite often throughout day by all sorts of people, no matter how hard I may try to get people to remove it from their vocabulary. Word is still present. Word still exists. Word does not disappear just because I choose not to use word in this essay.
What Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Would Have Done to Me
Online parenting resource
Campfield's latest version of the bill would require teachers or school administrators to out suspected gay youth to their parents. I suspect that Campfield misunderstands how kids, even young kids, figure out who they are -- and how important it is not to interfere with that process.
Stacey Campfield, 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Sponsor, Appears To Debate Critics In Comments Section
The bill was allowed to die at the end of last year, but was recently re-filed by Campfield, with an added provision that
George Takei, 'Star Trek' Star, On Coming Out, LGBT Rights And 'Don't Say Gay' Bill
“My life mission has been to raise the awareness in America of a World War II chapter of our history when innocent American
Tennessee 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Resurrected
A controversial Tennessee bill that would stop teachers from discussing sexuality with their students has been resurrected in the state legislature, and the 2013 version includes a troubling new provision.
Tennessee 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Is Back, Now Requires Teachers To Tell Parents If Child Is Gay
This new incarnation of the bill retains its proposed ban on LGBT discussions in the classroom and has also added a provision
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Nine States Least Likely to Legalize Gay Marriage Anytime Soon
Multicultural Web journalist
While hard to determine which states are the most backwards with not allowing same-sex marriages, states are ranked in order from lowest to highest percent of voters' support in constitutional bans on same-sex marriages.
LGBT People Speaking Our Truths
Warren J. Blumenfeld
Social Justice writer, educator, and speaker
I was asked to give a presentation focusing on bullying prevention to approximately 200 high-school students in a moderately sized Midwestern city. The next day, the organizer of the event emailed me to say that five parents had called the principal to complain.
FDA's Ban On Gay Men's Anonymous Sperm Donation Discussed On HuffPost Live
Also discussed during the segment was conservative Tennessee lawmaker Stacey Campfield's now-defunct "Don't Say Gay" bill
Madeline Rogero, Tennessee Mayor, Tells Knoxville Pride Revelers: 'It's OK To Say Gay'
A Tennessee mayor touched on the controversy surrounding the state's now-axed "Don't Say Gay" bill during an appearance at
Missouri 'Don't Say Gay' News: Republican Lawmaker Hopes Coming Out Ends Bill
"I keep thinking of those kids getting bullied or worse yet, killing themselves," he said. "I felt I needed to sacrifice
Colbert Mocks 'Don't Say Gay' Bill In Missouri, Laments Increased Tolerance Of Gay Marriage (VIDEO)
As more and more Americans become tolerant of gay marriage, conservatives are attempting to shore up their defenses against
Tennessee 'Don't Say Gay' Bill To Get Axed
"With that assurance and the opposition of some people who didn't want to vote on it, I've decided simply not to bring it
Talking to Kids About 'Gay'
Mother, wife, breadwinner
The truth is that explaining to children (or anyone, for that matter) what being gay means isn't difficult. It only gets complicated when parents and other adults try to deny the parts about being gay that aren't related to which body part gets put where.
Jeremy Faison, Tennessee Representative, Says Suicides Caused By Bad Parenting, Not Bullying
As The Tennessean is reporting, State Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) spoke up against a proposed cyberbullying bill, and may
The Psychometer: Who Went Too Far Last Week?
Isn't it great how people in the news are the only people in the universe who ever screw up, ever? It's an astounding phenomenon
Missouri 'Don't Say Gay' Bill: GOP Sponsors Wary Of 'Homosexual Agenda' (UPDATE)
House Small Business Committee Chairman Dwight Scharnhorst (R-St. Louis), a co-sponsor, said he believes sexual orientation
Missouri 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Advances
Missouri isn't the only state to push a so-called "don't say gay" bill. Tennessee advanced a similar bill through multiple
George Takei On Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill And Other Anti-LGBT Legislation (VIDEO)
Tennessee Lawmakers: We Need To Chat from Allegiance - A New Musical on Vimeo. Just days after vowing to talk same-sex marriage
In Defense of 'Homosexual Propaganda' in Schools
Civil Rights Attorney
During the Proposition 8 campaign, one of the arguments used by proponents of the ban on gay marriage was that, if it was not passed, schoolchildren would be taught about gay marriage when they learned about families. I often found myself wondering: what would be so bad about this?
Tennessee Lawmaker Pushes 'Don't Say Gay' Bill
"The basic right as an American is my right to life, my right to liberty and my right to the pursuit of happiness," DeBerry
Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Advances Despite Protests
Curtis M. Wong
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