TN Moves To Let Parents Opt-Out Of LGBT Education

Nashville’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Tennessee’s Republican-dominant Senate on Monday advanced legislation that would require school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as allow them to opt their students out of such instruction.

According to the bill, school districts would have 30 days to alert parents or guardians of upcoming instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity. Families could then opt their student out of the learning without being penalized.

Backers of the bill argue the measure strengthens parental rights, but critics counter it could further alienate students already marginalized.

Read the full article. Photo: Sponsor Sen. Paul Rose.