Tennessee Continues to Baffle with “No Holding-Hands Bill”
From the good folks who brought you the Don’t Say Gay Bill comes the latest in a string of questionable, precarious legislation. Take a deep breath and brace yourself to protect against eye-rolling injuries. Here comes the “No Holding-Hands Bill.”
The sex ed law now uses the criminal statute on sexual assault to specify acts — such as groping or fondling — that fall under “gateway sexual activity.” It also says family life curriculum must not “display or conduct demonstrations with devices specifically manufactured for sexual stimulation.” If such incidents do occur, then a parent can sue and a fine can be imposed of at least $500.
What could go wrong?
Stay brilliant, Tennessee.
(via ABC News)