Friday, April 20, 2012
Joplin legislator co-sponsors bill preventing classroom discussion of sexual orientation
As I noted in a post Thursday, HB 2051, which has been sent to the House Education Committee, would prohibit discussions on such issues as Don't Ask, Don't Tell, or gay marriage, even if those become key issues in the presidential campaign.
It also would prohibit any teachers addressing the problem of students being bullied because of their sexual orientation.
Im addition to Lant, the bill's co-sponsors include Speaker of the House Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, and Majority Leader (and likely next year's Speaker of the House) Tim Jones, R-Eureka.