The law also requires Tennessee colleges to determine a student-athlete’s gender using the student’s “original” birth certificate
“Telling transgender students that they can’t participate as who they really are amounts to excluding them from sports entirely"
LGBTQ lifestyles are “inappropriate” and offend a “significant portion” of students, parents and Tennessee residents with “Christian values”
“I think [LGBTQ+ education] is something that should be left to mom and dad at home,” state Rep. Bruce Griffey (R) said
Last month, some parents and other community members railed against creating a GSA at a Lakeland School Board meeting on December 6, 2021.
One parent said he would remove his three children from the school system if they continued to support the GSA
Stephanie Langston, Eli's parents described him "as a peaceful soul who wasn’t afraid to be himself."
Kye Sayers & Bob Bernstein objected to the stigmatizing message they would be required to display- said the law violates the First Amendment
"This bill says that the state doesn't trust trans youth, their parents, and their physicians"
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