AL Rep: Expand “Don’t Say Gay” To K-12 & Space Camp

The Alabama Political Reporter reports:

State Rep. Mack Butler, Gadsden, said he has only heard secondhand rumors about the recent uproar over a transgender Space Camp counselor at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

But he’s heard enough that he plans to expand HB130, a bill prohibiting the instruction or discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools, to programs at the Space and Rocket Center.

Under current state law, public school teachers cannot lead discussions or instruct on the topics of sexual orientation or gender identity through 5th grade. Butler’s bill had planned to expand that through 12th grade, and the additional amendment would make it apply to all programs and activities at Space Camp.

Read the full article. Butler first appeared here in 2017 for his successful bill to protect Confederate monuments.

Via Wikipedia: “The U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Space Camp (formerly U.S. Space Camp) in Huntsville are operated by the Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission, which is a state agency whose members are appointed by the Governor of Alabama.”