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Tennessee's New ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Forces Teachers To Tell Gay Kids They Need A Psychiatrist

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The New Civil Rights Movement
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March 13, 2013

The latest version of Tennessee‘s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill would require teachers to tell gay students they need a psychiatrist, and literally hand them a referral. An amendment to the bill would force teachers and school personnel who were approached by students talking about homosexuality to literally hand them a referral to a mental health professional. This amendment would remove from the House version of the ”Don’t Say Gay” bill the requirement that forces school teachers and administrators to “out” gay students to their parents if they approach faculty members with questions about homosexuality.