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Alabama Bill Seeks to Prevent Teaching That Being Gay is Wrong

By January 9, 2013

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It would be nice to think that you wouldn't need legislation to prevent schools from teaching an anti-gay curriculum.

But in Alabama there is actually a state curriculum that requires teachers to teach that "homosexuality is an unacceptable, criminal lifestyle."

That is a pretty horrifying message on so many levels, which is why is is great that someone is trying to tackle it. That someone is a state representative named, Patricia Todd, who recently introduced a bill that would curb the state legislature's role in sex education, as well as repeal the anti-gay curriculum.

Unfortunately, there is no certainty that the bill will pass, since Todd actually introduced a similar bill last year which didn't!

Do any of you go to school in Alabama? What have your learned about being gay?

January 13, 2013 at 11:57 pm
(1) Gabe says:

As a gay teen in Alabama, they haven’t really pushed that. However, they have no laws that guarantee the rights of homosexuals. So, in other words, if I get a job, my boss can fire me if he finds out that I am gay and they don’t like it.

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