Iowa Republican House leaders are proposing two classroom bills that could force teachers to “out” certain LGBT students as well as prohibit teachers from providing LGBT-related materials for students 3rd grade and younger.
House File 8 restricts school staff from giving “instruction of any kind” on gender identity and sexual orientation in K-3rd grade classrooms in addition House File 9, prohibits school staff from “affirming” a student’s gender identity and preferred pronouns if it’s different from their birth certificate, unless the teacher has written approval from the student’s parent. It applies to students across all grade levels. It also prevents teachers from keeping a transgender student’s gender identity private from parents and from encouraging students to seek gender-affirming medical treatment.
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Conservative lawmakers in 16 mostly red states across America are considering new legislation that would bar teachers from “introducing concepts of sexual orientation or gender identity to young students”, imitating a new Florida law that opponents have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” Law.
Falling back on the Ron DeSantis’ and Anita Bryant’s “Save The Children Campaign” playbook of “gay panic” the following states all have anti-LGBT legislation in the works.: Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, New Jersey, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, South Carolina, Illinois, Rhode Island, Ohio, and South Dakota.
“Battles over sex education in schools have been a constant front in the culture wars that have raged between liberals and conservatives for decades” aid Aaron Ridings, chief of staff and deputy executive director for public policy and research at GLSEN. ““There’s a chilling effect from all of these bills on people who are LGBT”
After hundreds of thousands of reports since she was elected Twitter has FINALLY reportedly suspended Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account for spreading COVID-19 misinformation.
“We permanently suspended Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” Twitter said in a statement, according to CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan. “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.” BusinessInsider
Greene responded to Twitter’s decision on GETTR, the con-crazy-servative social media platform launched by Jason Miller.
“When Maxine Waters can go to the streets and threaten violence on Twitter, Kamala and Ilhan can bail out rioters on Twitter, and Chief spokesman for terrorist IRGC can tweet mourning Soleimani but I get suspended for tweeting VAERS statistics, Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth. That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies,”
Twitter has been under fire the last year for allowing Republican politicians to post any misinformation they deemed fit even if blatantly went against TWITTERS TOS of Political and COVID misinformation.
For now the official representative account for Greene, a freshman Republican from Georgia, remains active on Twitter.
“Every third generation in this country has had to do something big. You think about the Founders and what they did when they declared why we’re going to be an independent country, what they had to overcome, the greatest military in the world. They did it.
Three generations later, Lincoln and the Americans then held the country together, got rid of the evil of slavery. Three generations later, we defeated imperial Japan and Nazi Germany, the evils that those two countries represented and the greatest generation won that war.
Here we are three generations later and the assault is from the radical left. We have to step forward and do our part like previous generations of Americans have done. I think we’re up to the task.”Rep. Jim Jordan, on Newsmax
Of course Jordan’s timeline doesn’t even add up. If you go from 1776 to 1861 or 1865 that’s 85-89 years (4 generations). From 1861/1865 to 1941/1945 that’s 80-84 years (4 generations).
Perhaps if he wasn’t so busy covering for a pedophile at Ohio State University Jordan might have picked up some basic math pointers.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) made a stunning revelation Tuesday afternoon: he had contracted COVID-19, but appears to have not made any public disclosures of his health status. Jordan is both anti-vaxx and and anti-mask, and still refuses to reveal his vaccination status.
“I’ve had the virus, I don’t talk about my health status with reporters,” Jordan told a Spectrum News Capitol Hill reporter who had asked if he has been vaccinated since saying over the summer he had not been. Via Raw Story
According to pedo enabler Jordan its fine then if a worker in the Congressional cafeteria doesn’t disclose that they have an active case of hepatitis, because “they don’t discuss their personal health information” ?
And its also probably perfectly fine if the pilot of your next plane ride doesn’t disclose their seizure disorder because “they don’t discuss their personal health information”?
“I don’t talk about my health status with reporters, but I had covid”
You just did.
Republican frat boy party animal Matt Gaetz took to Twitter to announce that “he is not gay” and while srill referring to 19-year-old Nestor Galban as his son stops short of saying he had formally adopted him.
In Geatz’s latest “Hot Takes” podcast, he describes how Galban is the brother of an “ex-girlfriend” of his and that “I sort of feel like a single step-parent at times” adding “I don’t have any biological children, but I absolutely have a
Happy Daddy’s Day Matt!
Our relationship as a family is defined by our love for each other, not by any paperwork. He’s part of my family story, in every conceivable way, and I can’t imagine loving him any more if he was my own flesh and blood.” Matt Gaetz – People Magazine.
Former Ohio State University Wrestling Captain Adam DiSabato testified in front of the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee this week and stated that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) asked him to help cover up the sex abuse scandal that occurred while Jordan was an OSU wrestling coach.
DiSabato told the committee this week that multiple coaches on the team, including Jordan, knew that former OSU doctor Richard Strauss was sexually abusing male wrestlers and did nothing to stop it.
DiSabato also said that Jordan asked him to contradict statements made by his brother, Michael DiSabato, who in 2018 said that Jordan and other coaches willfully ignored Strauss’s sexual misconduct.
“Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling… begging me to go against my brother,” he told the committee. “That’s the kind of cover up that’s going on there.”
Jordan has repeatedly denied knowing of Strauss’s abuse while serving as wrestling coach, despite the testimony of multiple former wrestlers who say otherwise.
This isn’t Jordan’s first attempt at trying to cover up his involvement in the Ohio State molestation scandal.
In 2018 it was discovered Jordan had retired Ohio State wrestling coach Russ Hellickson put pressure on other OSU wrestlers who accused him of knowing and not doing anything about the sexual abuse that they suffered at the hands of the athletic departments in-house doctor.
Rabidly anti-LGBT Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder rejected a Democratic Minority Leaders request to add LGBT protections to the House’s anti-discrimination policy on Tuesday.
Householder’s decision means that Ohio House staff are the ONLY employees across all three branches of Ohio state government that are not protected by an anti-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation.
Minority Leader Emilia Sykes’ of Akron who made the request asked Householder why he decided not to include LGBT protections in the policy. He insanely told her it was because Ohio’s anti-discrimination law doesn’t include LGBT individuals.
The Ohio Senate’s anti-discrimination policy covers sexual orientation, and Gov. Mike DeWine issued an executive order upon taking office continuing his predecessor and fellow Republican John Kasich’s ban on employment discrimination in state agencies based on “gender identity or expression.”
The Ohio Supreme Court and the offices of the Ohio secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, and state auditor – all controlled by Republicans – each also have anti-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation, according to spokespeople from the respective offices.
Gail Crawley, he spokeswoman for Householder replied with an email Tuesday about his decision stating:.
“The Ohio House of Representatives values its staff and is committed to an inclusive, professional work environment,” Crawley said in a statement. “It is the ongoing practice of the Ohio House to evaluate employees based on their knowledge, skills and abilities.”
Householder is a notoriously known anti-immigration, anti-choice and anti-LGBT bigot known for most recently using his clout to shut down a Drag Queen Story-hour and PRIDE event at the Delaware County library.
Are we shocked?
Via the Orlando Sentinel
FBI agents waited more than an hour at the Winter Park home of Richard Dean Clayton’s parents before the 26-year-old entered unannounced through the back door. The agents said Clayton, who had threatened to shoot up a Walmart, was “manic” — erratic, paranoid and profane.
Clayton was arrested after agents with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and Florida Department of Law Enforcement flagged Facebook posts they said the young man made under a false name, including one that said, “3 more days of probation left then I get my AR-15 back. Don’t go to Walmart next week.”
That was Aug. 4, one day after 22 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Other posts allegedly made by Clayton include rants about social media censorship and one in which he describes himself as a white nationalist.
This is an expert from one of Richard Dean Clayton’s posts:
“Everyone [in real life] calls me a ‘Nazi’ despite my countless attempts to correct their assumptions about my political beliefs by claiming that I am simply a white nationalist and registered Republican. And the only reason I balk at the terminology normies use to describe me is because I don’t fully understand national socialism’s economic principles, and because capitalist, corporate America has done very well for my family, as well as for many other families like mine.”
Clayton is being held on a $15,000 bond at the Orange County Florida jail, Clayton is facing a second-degree felony charge. The Florida stauet says that any “written threats to kill, do bodily injury, or conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism,’ is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Via USA Today r
A group of (Republican) state representatives in Kansas introduced legislation Wednesday that seeks to define same-sex marriage as “parody marriage,” stop the state from recognizing gay marriage and establish an “elevated marriage” option for straight couples who seek “higher standards of commitment.”
One of the two bills introduced contends LGBTQ people are aligned with the secular humanism movement, which it calls a religion. It also calls the gay pride rainbow flag a symbol of a “faith-based worldview.”
By doing so, the proposed legislation seeks to define marriage between a man and a woman as “neutral” and same-sex marriage as religious in nature. It then contends the state cannot constitutionally condone a religious practice.
The bills even if they do pass have little to no chance of being signed imto law. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s first official act in office was to restore non-discrimination protections for LGBT state workers, and she would almost certainly veto them.
But if they did pass it would be interesting. Especially since “religion: is a protected class under the 1964 Civil Rights act and being LGBT is not. Not to mention that all LGBT groups and organizations would become tax-exempt.