Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bigots Continue to Hammer on Gay Kids

Because life for gay kids is such a bunch of roses and rainbows (ha) anyway, some states feel it's quite okay to make sure that sensitive young people know just what horrid sinners they are.

There are, however, several states that are mandated to refer to same-sex orientation and homosexuality as negative. Some of those states include Utah, South Carolina, Mississippi and Arizona. Oklahoma is required to "instruct students that engaging in homosexual activity or promiscuous activity is now known to be primarily responsible for contact with the AIDS virus."

The most conservative state in this regard, Alabama, is required to reference state laws that ban sodomy, must refer to same sex activity as a public health risk and must state homosexuality is not acceptable to the general public, according to SIECUS.

Although California lawmakers approved Harvey Milk Day, Save California and other organizations continue to boycott it.

Unbelievable. This just goes to show that the fight still continues. And someone needs to let Alabama know that Lawrence v. Texas struck down sodomy laws in the U.S. I think the first reader comment below the article pretty much sums up how I feel about the whole thing.

Harvey Milk's work is not yet over.

"States continue to mandate anti-LGBT curriculum in the classroom" (Edge Boston)


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