It is a truth universally acknowledged that a child in possession of a word must be in want of a lifestyle.
What I’m trying to say here is: Members of Tennessee’s state Senate appear to believe that if they can prevent educators from “discussing homosexuality” in schools prior to 9th grade, they will be able to prevent… what? People being gay? Children knowing that homosexuality exists? Gay people knowing that children exist? I’m not clear on what they think they’re actually going to accomplish, because it’s so fucking stupid that my brain has broken.
In fact, it’s even stupider than that, because homophobic, teacher-muzzling laws already exist in Tennessee. Behold: