Haslam to Don’t Say Gay Sponsor: ‘Not Particularly Helpful’

Gov. Bill Haslam says he’s been talking to Republican Rep. Joey Hensley of Hohenwald about the so-called “Don’t Say Gay’ bill that Hensley is sponsoring, according to WPLN. Apparently he reiterated his past comments that the bill is a distraction and that lawmakers have more important things to do
“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.”
Despite Haslam’s concerns, Hensley says he’ll continue to push the measure. He notes the proposal now up for discussion has been substantially amended from the version that drew protests at the state capitol a year ago. (After repeated delays, the bill (SB49) is up again in a House committee today…. But could be delayed once again.

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