On Tuesday, while the U.S. House of Representatives was in disarray due to Republican infighting, a lawmaker in Texas introduced his version of a “don’t say gay” law.State Rep.
Jared Patterson’s bill, HB 1155, requires schools to disclose all information related to students' mental health information to parents, which exposes children to being forced out of the closet by school officials and adds language to the state’s education code that would restrict the instruction of topics on sexual orientation and gender identity.“A school district, open-enrollment charter school, or district or charter school employee may not provide or allow a third party to provide instruction regarding sexual orientation or gender identity: (1) to students enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade; or (2) in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate,” the bill’s text reads.In a statement on his website, Patterson touts his bill as an improved version of Florida’s draconian Parental Rights in Education Law, more often referred to as the “don’t say gay” law.“This legislation would restrict all classroom lessons and discussions on the issue of an individual’s sexual preference or gender identity until high school, thereby protecting the youngest and most vulnerable children from unscientific, inaccurate, and inappropriate information,” the statement read.“The sexualization of our children must stop.
Parents and taxpayers have spoken loudly over the past year-plus. The message is no more radical ideology in the classroom – particularly when it comes to inappropriate or obscene content.” Patterson said in the statement. “Given what we’ve uncovered, this bill is needed to provide parents with the maximum transparency.