Tennessee’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Stalls, May Be Dead This Session

Tennessee Senator Stacey Campfield's "Don't Say Gay" bill appears to be going down once more, the Tennessean reports:

CampfieldThe sponsors of the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill agreed Tuesday to put off debating the measure until the committee’s last meeting of the year — a procedural move that usually signals they do not intend to pursue it. Backers said they would instead shift their focus to an abstinence education measure that they believe would clarify how sex education is taught in public schools.

Earlier this week, Governor Bill Haslam criticized the bill, and Representative Joey Hensley, the proposal’s House sponsor:

“He knows and understands that, as I’ve said before, is not something I think is particularly helpful or needed right now. Again, I think the state already has rules in place about what can be taught.”