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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:34 AM

Iowa bill would ban teachers from saying that Pete Buttigieg is gay without notifying parents

A proposed law that would ban discussions of LGBTQ people in Iowa school could also prevent teachers from telling students that out Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is gay.

The bill would make it illegal for educators to teach about any topics related to sexual orientation or gender identity without parental notification.

The bill applies to ďany program, curriculum, material, test, survey, questionnaire, activity, announcement, promotion or instruction of any kind.Ē Current law allows parents to opt-out of sex education but is limited to health class discussions of human development.

Buttigieg, who won the Iowa caucuses in his race for the presidency, has kissed his husband on stage and regularly fields questions about being the first viable gay candidate for president. His sexuality has made him a target of the religious right and right-wing pundits like Rush Limbaugh.

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Straight privilege (heterosexism) in action!

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Reply Iowa bill would ban teachers from saying that Pete Buttigieg is gay without notifying parents (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Feb 2020 OP
Celerity Feb 2020 #1
sinkingfeeling Feb 2020 #6
Celerity Feb 2020 #8
sinkingfeeling Feb 2020 #9
Celerity Feb 2020 #10
patricia92243 Feb 2020 #2
DFW Feb 2020 #3
CentralMass Feb 2020 #4
madaboutharry Feb 2020 #5
rownesheck Feb 2020 #7

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:52 AM

1. This enrages me.

Each day, week, month, now year that passes I have less and less desire to ever move back to the US. Sickening to see this RW shite on full parade.

Words escape me how angry I am.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:20 AM

6. Wish I could live in Sweden, but too old to learn the language.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:40 AM

8. most everyone here under 60 speaks English, most better than more than half the US

unless you run into 1st gen older refugees, but even most of them speak some English, or totally correct English, depending where they are from

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Response to Celerity (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:31 AM

9. Good to know.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:36 AM

10. The tough part is getting a residency permit, Sweden is still one of the easier EU nations to do so,

but it still is quite hard unless you have an in-demand skill or have family ties.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:18 AM

2. didn't realize they taught politics in schools.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:33 AM

3. "Get a life"

It must be prohibited in the Iowa State Constitution.

Do they REALLY have nothing better to do? No wonder they are represented by Senators like Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:10 AM

4. Thats pretty fu.ked up.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:07 AM

5. What is wrong with people!

It is so amazing how many people who claim to be godly are obsessed with thinking about the sex lives of other people. Itís a weirdness I donít understand.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:37 AM

7. More proof that we have too much freedom

in this country. Actively working to keep people from being educated or working to keep facts from people because of your belief in an invisible old man who floats around the sky ( and obviously hasn't done shit ever, although he is described as being all powerful), should be a crime punishable by extensive prison time. Man, I wish I was dictator.

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