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Louisiana's Extreme 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Dies in Committee

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more extreme than the one passed in Florida, has died in committee.The House Education Committee Tuesday voted 7-4 not to advance the bill, Lafayette, La.’s Daily Advertiser reports.The legislation, sponsored by Republican Rep.

Dodie Horton, would have banned classroom instruction or discussion regarding sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through eighth grade.

It would have also barred any school employee or other presenter from revealing their own sexual orientation or gender identity to students from kindergarten through 12th grade.“Unfortunately, some teachers are interjecting their own lifestyle choices into the classroom,” Horton said in claiming such legislation was needed, according to the Advertiser. “[The bill] defines the line that has recently been blurred by some teachers to share their personal sexual identity and gender preferences with our children.”Some Louisiana clergy members had praised the measure. “We don’t put the Ten Commandments on the wall because it’s considered offensive; well, [discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity] is offensive to me,” Rev.

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