MO “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Would Apply To Grades K-12

NBC News reports:

Missouri lawmakers argued over a bill that would ban most LGBTQ education subjects for all grades in the state’s public schools. The Missouri bill debated in a state House committee hearing would ban K-12 public school staff from teaching about gender identity and sexual orientation.

“Exposure to such topics is inappropriate for children, creating confusion which may then cause doubt in their identities,” said Rep. Ann Kelley, a former teacher. “It is not the place of the school to indoctrinate our children by exposing them to gender and sexual identity curriculums and courses.”

Read the full article. Kelley last appeared on JMG when she introduced a rule that would bar female lawmakers for showing their arms while in the Capitol. In September 2021, she helped ban an LGBTQ history exhibit from the Capitol.