(The Tennessean) Republicans agreed to scale back a bill that deals with teaching about homosexuality amid concerns about the curbs it would place on discussions between students and teachers, guidance counselors and other school personnel.
An amendment in the works Tuesday to the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill would still discourage formal instruction about homosexuality before ninth grade. But it would leave it to school districts to write sex education policies and ensure they are age-appropriate. It also would allow teachers to answer questions raised by students about gays and lesbians and permit school officials to counsel children about issues surrounding sexuality.
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