Tag Archives: Dodie Horton

Louisiana To Mandate Ten Commandments Classroom Posters In All Schools, Colleges That Get Public Money

The Louisiana Illuminator reports: Louisiana is closer to becoming the first state that requires all schools that receive state money to display the Ten Commandments in each classroom. Legislation with that edict gained approval Thursday from the Louisiana Senate and is on its way to the House for apparent final approval. The bill’s proponents believe a recent U.S. Supreme Court …

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Louisiana House Advances K-12 “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

The Louisiana Illuminator reports: The Louisiana House Committee on Education advanced House Bill 121 by Rep. Raymond Crews, R-Bossier City, which prohibits the use of transgender and nonbinary youth’s chosen names and pronouns in public K-12 schools without parental permission, along a party line 9-3 vote. House Bill 122 by Rep. Dodie Horton, R-Haugton, which limits discussion of gender and …

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Louisiana “In God We Trust” Law Goes Into Effect

CNN reports: All Louisiana public schools are now required to display the national motto of “In God We Trust” inside of classrooms, under a new law that went into effect on August 1. The bill’s author, state Rep. Dodie Horton, said to CNN affiliate WVUE, “It doesn’t preach any particular religion at all, but it certainly does recognize a higher …

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Louisiana House Approves K-12 “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

The Louisiana Illuminator reports: The Louisiana House passed a so-called Don’t Say Gay bill Tuesday that would prohibit teachers from discussing gender identity or sexual orientation, and it would protect only teachers and parents who hold conservative views of transgender rights. House Bill 466, sponsored by Rep. Dodie Horton, R-Haughton, passed in a 67-28 vote. Similar to a bill the …

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Louisiana House Advances K-12 “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

The Associated Press reports: As several conservative states adopt legislation that prohibits school employees from teaching or discussing sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom, Louisiana advanced its own “Don’t Say Gay” bill Wednesday. The anti-LGBTQ+ measure was narrowly approved by a Republican-controlled House committee and heads to the full House, where an emotionally charged debate over the culture …

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Louisiana State Rep Introduces Sweeping “Don’t Say Gay” Bill: “My Pastor Told Me That We Need To Do This”

Baton Rouge’s ABC News affiliate reports: The bill, submitted by Representative Dodie Horton, would “prohibit discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity” in K-8 classes and keep instructors from discussing their own sexual orientation or gender identity with students in grades K-12. “I wasn’t aware of the need [for this legislation] until I looked at some things on Twitter and …

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