Seventeen Republicans and Eight Democrats are sponsoring an anti-gay bill that would require a parental permission slip for public school teachers to use the word homosexual, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual.
This would also require a permission slip for classroom discussion of same-sex marriage, the current Equal Rights fight for LGBT, and even families being headed by same-sex parents.
But it gets worse. At Tuesday's Hearing of the Joint Committee on Education, two chief supporters of this bill gave testimony in which they denied part of the Holocaust -- claiming that homosexuals were not among the victims of the Nazi concentration camps (see Bay Windows article and KTN BLOG).
The legislators sponsoring this disgraceful bill and supporting the work of anti-gay Holocaust deniers are listed below. If your legislator is listed, you must contact them and demand that they withdraw their sponsorship of Bill S321 -- Parental Notification. A legislator may have his/her name removed from a Senate Bill by sending a letter of request to William Welch, Senate Clerk, Room 335, State House.
Rep. Bruce Ayers (D-Quincy)
Rep. Jay Barrows (R-Mansfield)
Rep. Robert Coughlin (D-Dedham)
now in Gov. Patrick's administration. Call his assistant Sarah MacDonald at
Rep. Vinny deMacedo (R-Plymouth)
Rep. Stephen DiNatale (D-Fitchburg)
Rep. Joseph Driscoll (D-Braintree)
Rep. Christopher Fallon (D-Malden)
Rep. Susan Gifford (R-Wareham)
Rep. William Greene (D-Billerica)
Rep. Robert Hargraves (R-Groton)
Rep. Bradford Hill (R-Ipswich)
Rep. Donald Humason (R-Westfield)
Rep. Jeffrey Perry (R-Sandwich)
Rep. George Peterson (R-Grafton)
Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-North Attleborough)
Rep. Karyn Polito (R-Shrewsbury)
Rep. Richard Ross (R-Wrentham)
Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Hanson)
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Wrentham)
Sen. Robert Hedlund (R-Weymouth)
Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester)
If you don't fight for your rights, who will?
Tom Lang, Director