Missouri considers ban on teaching sexual orientation and gender identity

Missouri is considering whether to ban the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity in K-12 public school classrooms. 

A state House committee is weighing Representative Ann Kelley’s bill. 

She says her legislation is modeled after Florida’s law.  “Kids are also very naive and easily influenced. Therefore we must keep our educational instruction pure without the political nuances.”

Suzanne Whitman, a parent, opposes the bill… “What I would say, to kind of paraphrase something that we all should have learned in kindergarten, is keep your hate to yourself.”

The committee has not yet voted on the proposal.

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