Author of 'don't say gay' bill heads Missouri House education committee

Midwest Voices
January 11, 2013

Remember Steve Cookson, the Missouri legislator who raised a ruckus last session with his “don’t say gay,” bill? That’s the one that would have banned discussion of sexual orientation in the state’s public schools.

Meet the new chairman of the Missouri House elementary and secondary education committee: Steve Cookson.

Cookson’s bill was buried in that same committee last year. He hasn’t filed anything similar this year, but the session has just begun.