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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?
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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

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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.

5 comments:

  1. The FCC won't allow heterosexuals to say it on tv. What does that make the FCC ?

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  2. where in the world did you hear that? turn on espn and they're talking about the suns owner that just came out. how about will and grace? maybe Rosie O'Donnel or Ellen Degeneres?

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  3. George Tekai is awesome. Seriously though, TN is a terrible state as far as bigotry goes. We should ship them off along with Texas.

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  4. Nick. Everyone you mentioned are gay in real life or the characters they portray. This allows them to say gay without recourse. Look it up if you don't believe me. It's only a small fine each time. Why does the world care what these hillbillies thank anyways.

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  5. Wow. No more typing on my phone ! Sorry for the bad English

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