Springfield News-Leader
April 24, 2012
A bill that prohibits teachers from discussing sexual orientation as part of public school curriculum is drawing attention from gay rights and education groups around Missouri. The measure, House Bill 2051, is sponsored by Rep. Steve Cookson, R-Fairdealing, and has the backing of House Republican leaders and more than a dozen other Republican lawmakers. That list includes Reps. Charlie Denison and Eric Burlison of Springfield.