Bill sponsor drops "Don't Say Gay" effort in Tennessee

A bill that would have banned discussion of homosexuality in grades kindergarten through eight in Tennessee will not come to a vote in this legislative session, according to the legislation's sponsor. Republican state Rep. Joey Hensley said he's received assurances from state education officials that sexuality would not be classroom topics at those grade levels. "With that assurance and the opposition of some people who didn't want to vote on it, I've decided simply not to bring it up," Hensley said, though he reserved the right to reintroduce the legislation next year if he finds evidence of "alternative lifestyles" being promoted in Tennessee schools.

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