'Don't say gay' bill has passed the Tennessee Senate

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    This bill forbids Tennessee public school teachers and students in K-8 from discussing the fact that some people happen to be gay. Though George Takei offers a suggestion.Anytime you need to say 'gay' say 'Takei'. "You could safely proclaim you support Takei marriage. If you're in a more festive mood, you can march in a Takei Pride Parade. Even homophobic slurs don't seem as hurtful if you say, 'That's sooo Takei.'"

    What are your opinions on this bill?
     


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    Well that's takei.
     
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    telling someone in the US what they can and can not say is unconstitutional. this bill is fucking bullshit. i personally feel that kids k-7 do not need to be discussing sexual orientation at all at their age, that still doesn't mean that you can ban an entire topic.

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    Another World there are people who are gay who should be mentioned in history class, such as in the Holocaust when gays were killed by the Nazis, my middle school history teacher left that out until I pointed it out, it looked like my history teacher winced in pain as she heard me say it. Before she was forced to agree with me.
     
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    I am going to disagree. I think kids need to know about sexual orientation to really prevent this kinda stuff from happening and stop the ignorance in the future. I am not talking about sex or anything like that, just pointing out that there are people of different sexuality and they are the same people as anyone, who just happen to have a different sexuality. I feel as though people learning that later doesn't help and only causes the problems we have now.
    I don't expect this bill to stay very long, it's completely unconstitutional.
     
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    So what does takei mean? Or is some made up word?
     
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    Doesn't this basically violate free speech?
    If we really consider ourselves a progressive species, then by all means the educated concept of "partnership" shouldn't be limited to "when a man and a woman"...

    This sort of bill would prevent sexual education to cover the of homosexual relations, and it's a critical time for anyone who is unsure of their sexuality to receive the information.
     
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    George Takei
     
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    He's the gay asian from Star Trek. So I guess it's just people trying to make a joke by using some sort of a loophole.
     
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    No Cat Boy Takei said it himself to use the word Takei instead of gay.
     
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    Did anyone read the article, hell did anyone read pass the first sentence of my synopsis, hell it says George Takei offer a suggestion, (yes I know poor grammar).
     
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    "Takei Pride Parade" made me laugh.

    Hmm... Takei Rights, Takei Marriage, Takei Porn, Takei Bar, Takei Sex.

    Nope. Still seems out of context.
     
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    So I'm just guessing here but am probably correct in saying that Tennessee is a fairly religious state?
     
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    No, I didn't get a chance to read it, I just woke up. So it's early for me.
    On topic: Takei is still a strange replacement
     
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    Anything in the South of the United States is massively religious.
     
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    A Takei Little Catboy sounds so.... weird.

    At least it rhymes. Imagine if "gay" was replaced with "nesbitt". Nesbitt Pride Parade.
     
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    Why? I think he's a fine replacement and makes word more fun to say "Takei Pride Parade", sounds so awesome!!!!
     
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    I don't understand that bill really. What's the point of it?

    I even less understand why you would replace gay with takei
     

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