No homo schooling
The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the most feared law enforcement authority in Saudi Arabia is enforcing new rules barring ‘gays and tomboys’ from schools. No indication was given about who issued the new regulations, but students are allowed to attend school again after they prove they have “been corrected and stopped such practices.” Local news sources said high-level orders were issued to the commission to immediately enforce the rules and to step up efforts to combat homosexuality. All this homophobia is being spread by a commission that is supposed to promote virtue.
No homo schooling, part deux
A Tennessee House committee voted 8-7 to advance Rep. Stacey Campfield’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which bans all discussion of homosexuality in schools, in all courses. It is now headed to another committee before landing on the House floor for a vote, where it is expected to pass. Campfield said he is supporting the bill because he does not want his children to learn about homosexuality, or that there is such a thing. Campfield is advocating for less education about sexuality right after saying that HIV is impossible to spread through heterosexual sex and that AIDS came from a pilot having sex with a monkey.
Obama refuses to sign executive order
Despite meetings with leading queer-rights leaders, President Barack Obama refused to sign an executive order protecting against bias for federal employees. Amongst the multitude of excuses for refusing to take a stand on the issue and fulfill a 2008 campaign promise, the Obama administration said there could be lawsuits from conservative businesses.