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Section 28

  • 24th May 2011

    Tennessee governor signs bill to wipe out gay legal protection 70

    Governor Bill Haslam has signed a law that makes anti-discrimination protections void (Photo: Brian Stansberry)

    6:09 PM — The governor of Tennessee has signed a bill which gay rights campaigners say will wipe out all any laws which protect LGBT people from discrimination. Governor Bill Haslam signed the law yesterday. It bans cities and municipalities from making their own anti-discrimination ordinances and bans any area from having stronger protections than are available at state level.

  • 21st May 2011

    Tennessee Senate approves ‘don’t say gay’ bill 629

    Tennessee's senate voted for the ban

    12:08 AM — Tennessee’s Senate has passed a bill that proposes to introduce a ban of discussing homosexuality within schools. The bill, approved by 5 votes to 4 at the Senate will ban all teachers in public elementary and middle schools from talking about the subject.

  • 9th May 2011

    Gay MP Nigel Evans ‘in denial’ when he voted for Section 28 75

    Nigel Evans said he went through a "neanderthal phase"

    11:42 AM — Gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans says he was in denial and going through a "neanderthal phase" when he voted for Section 28. The MP for Ribble Valley, who came out last year, backed the legislation to ban mention of homosexuality in schools and once voted against lowering the age of consent for gay men.

  • 28th April 2011

    Anger over Tennessee’s ‘don’t say gay’ bill 195

    If the bill passes, teachers will be banned from talking about homosexuality

    11:04 AM — The US Senator who introduced a bill to ban discussion of homosexuality in schools says he has received hundreds of angry letters from parents around the world. Republican Stacey Campfield's bill, if approved, will ban all teachers in public elementary and middle schools from talking about the subject.

  • 21st April 2011

    Tennessee Senate panel approves school gay ban bill 66

    Schools may be barred from discussing homosexuality

    1:52 PM — A Senate education panel in Tennessee has approved a bill to prevent students from learning about homosexuality in public elementary and middle schools. The legislation, known as the 'Don't Say Gay' bill, was introduced by Republican Senator Stacey Campfield, who has been pushing for the law for several years.

  • 1st March 2011

    Tennessee proposes bill to ban gay awareness in schools 9

    Students would only learn about heterosexuality if the bill passes

    2:47 AM — Republicans in Tennessee are proposing a bill that would prevent students from learning about homosexuality in public elementary and middle schools.

  • 7th September 2010

    New book to examine history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party 10

    The book on the history of homosexuality and the Tory Party is set to be published next autumn

    1:24 PM — A book detailing the history of homosexuality in the Conservative Party and how its attitudes to it have changed over the decades is to be published by Biteback Publishing next year.

  • 27th August 2010

    Breaking news: Tory minister Crispin Blunt reveals he is gay 85

    Tory MP Crispin Blunt has come out as gay

    5:43 PM — Tory justice minister Crispin Blunt admitted he is gay and has separated from his wife.

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