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Friday, May 20, 2011
Tennessee Bill Infringes On Freedom of Speech In Schools
Today, news came out that in Tennessee, a piece of legislation was drawn up by the state's Senate committee, which would prohibit teachers in public schools from saying the word "gay". It goes as far as to make illegal teachers from talking with students about any sexual orientation other than heterosexuality. It seems as though the state legislators feel that if people are not allowed to say the word "gay", it will somehow make gay people go away. Are people in Tennessee really so scared of homosexuals that they think it would be okay to make a law preventing even the utterance of a word related to homosexuality?
Homosexual celebrity George Takei, of Star Trek fame, came out in support of the LGBT community in Tennessee. He's poking fun at the bill, by starting the "It's OK To Be Takei" campaign. There are shirts, coffee mugs and even mouse pads available for purchase. All proceeds go to charity, and can be purchased here: www.itsoktobetakei.com
Don't let the homophobic law makers in Tennessee get away with this blatant infringements on our First Amendment rights.
Watch the whole video of George Takei talking about this cause.