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Tenn. Fights "Don't Say Gay" Bill

Tenn. Fights "Don't Say Gay" Bill

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Seventy-five people protested in Oak Ridge, Tenn. against a proposed bill that would specifically bar teachers from discussing anything related to gay people.

Dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill, the legislation would affect students from kindergarten to eighth-grade. It was proposed by Republican state senator Stacey Campfield and has already passed the senate education committee. Gay and civil rights leaders argue the bill is unnecessary and perpetuates negative attitudes towards gay people -- many feel it also encourages bullying.

At Thursday's rally in Oak Ridge, protesters held signs reading "It's Okay to Be Gay" and "Stand on the Side of Love."

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