Gaining Momentum

Can I ask how a bill like Don’t Say Gay gains momentum?

One of my friends just told me that it’s being presented here in Ohio, or at least some form of it.

I don’t understand. Please help me understand why we have freedom of speech, but doesn’t include our rights?

Trying to wrap my head around this? And what about the children who already know at an early age that they are gay? I knew in grade school that I was. What about the children with same sex parents? Can they no longer tell classmates about their two moms or their two dads?

7 Responses to “Gaining Momentum”

  1. Old Lurker Says:

    The boogeyman is the sexualization of children. Proponents of these laws tell stories about teaching kindergarteners to masturbate, and when reasonable people say that this is not happening, the haters say “then what is the harm in having laws against it”? But that is not the real reason. The real reason is that the Repubs need an enemy to stir up the base, and once again the LGBTQ+ (in particular the T community) is a convenient target.

  2. Mistress Borghese Says:

    Excuse my French….but everything is so fucked up!!!!! Like you…I about done with all of it.

  3. Old Lurker Says:

    Incidentally, the legislation is twofold: childrens may talk amongst themselves about gayness (otherwise how will they terrorize and bully the sissy kids?), but teachers must not teach about sex or gender (unless it is cisgendered straight stuff). The other half with much of this legislation is that teachers are obligated to snitch to parents if they find children admitting gayness at school, because parents “have a right to know” (and terrorize and ostracise their gay/trans kids).

    Sorry. I am moderately worked up about this stuff.

  4. Sixpence Notthewiser Says:

    It IS the new boogeyman. And it’s bullshit because there’s nothing about sexuality or sexual orientation until later grades. But hey, the Religulous Wrong needs some new money cow. The whole thing is bullshit, and they are using the old ‘think of the children’! I can’t believe they still get away with murder…


  5. Matt Says:

    I am trying to wrap my head around it too, JM, because it is a horrible thing. Basically they want everything to be straight white and Republican.

  6. Kirk Says:

    I grew up and went to school in the 1970s. The subject was never taught, and teachers never mentioned it, yet as far I know, there was no actual law against it being taught and mentioned. I hate having grown up in such a homophobic atmosphere, and feel like I was a bit, maybe quite a bit, damaged by it, and now they’re trying to bring it back, and codify it into law too. I hate to admit that not too long ago I used to envy kids growing up in more tolerant society than did I, but now it burns me with rage that they may now grow up in one that’s less tolerant.

  7. Urspo Says:

    The GOP has a successful approach to slowly chip away using subtle and indirect laws to make in the end something they won’t say right out.

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