As expected, lawmakers have passed the bill that would make it illegal to talk about gays in Tennessee schools. Or, as Mr. Sulu would have us say, “to talk about Takeis.”
The crazy law limits sex education to “natural human reproduction,” which is a very nice topic and certainly worthy of discussion, but to the exclusion of all else? That’s just nuts, given how often humans have sex for reasons other than reproduction. Humans like, oh, for example, Republican Paul Stanley, a former Tennessee legislator who had to resign after admitting to an affair with a 22-year-old staffer.
But hope is not lost: The Tennessee Equality Project Foundation is organizing an “It’s OK to Say Gay” rally this Sunday (Harvey Milk Day!) from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Head on down to the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, at 2931 Kingston Pike, to participate.