Missouri’s getting its own ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill - FiredUpMissouri
To say that I’m profoundly disappointed would be a pretty severe understatement. This bill, and others like it, are an outrage, and I wish we had legislators in Missouri who had higher priorities than exploiting their positions to marginalize and insult the LGBT community.
What really worries me is that we’ve seen similar polices, from the tragedies in Minnesota to the rash of suicides across the nation, that polices like this not only contribute to a culture that poisons the lives of gay teens and their families, but prevent teachers, administrators and other educators from taking the steps necessary to stop it. They end up untrained because of the intentionally ambiguous nature of these laws and made to fear for their jobs if they do the right thing and punish bullies in their schools. And, as if that isn’t enough, this bill also deliberately seeks to destroy the gay-straight alliances that offer support and friendship to gay students.
I’d really appreciate it if everyone who reads this takes a few minutes to write the sponsor of the bill, Steve Cookson (Steve.Cookson@house.mo.gov ) and let him know your opposition to it.
Followers, I’d also appreciate a signal boost very much. The bill number is HB-2051.