Tennessee Bill Would Ban Textbooks With LGBT Content

Knoxville’s NBC News affiliate reports:

A bill in the Tennessee legislature would prohibit the state from approving textbooks and instructional materials that contain LGBTQ+ content. The bill, H.B. 0800, was introduced by Representative Bruce Griffey [photo] and will be considered by the Education Instruction Subcommittee on March 30.

It says that public schools should focus on teaching subjects like reading, science and mathematics.

It also says that LGBTQ+ content is inappropriate for the classroom and that it can offend a significant portion of school communities that have Christian values. The bill goes on to suggest that LGBTQ+ issues should be treated with the same restrictions as religious teaching in public schools.

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