gay http://wkms.org en Afternoon Round-Up 8/15/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-81512 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/14/158778052/tammy-smith-first-openly-gay-u-s-general">Tammy Smith: The First Openly Gay U.S. General</a></p><p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:43:11 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20831 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 8/15/12 'Don't Say Gay' Ban Advancing in Tennessee House http://wkms.org/post/dont-say-gay-ban-advancing-tennessee-house <p>A proposal that would ban the teaching of gay issues to Tennessee elementary and middle school students is once again advancing in the state House.&nbsp; The &quot;Don&#39;t Say Gay&quot; bill passed the House Education Committee Tuesday by one vote. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:59:42 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 17673 at http://wkms.org 'Don't Say Gay' Ban Advancing in Tennessee House Bullying Bill Heard in House http://wkms.org/post/bullying-bill-heard-house <p>Parents of children who committed suicide after being bullied at school testified before the Kentucky House Education committee Tuesday, advocating a bill that they say would strengthen the state&rsquo;s current bullying law. The measure would prohibit harassing behavior and communication based on a student&rsquo;s race, ethnicity, religion, physical or mental disability, gender, and sexual orientation.&nbsp; Representative Ben Waide, a Republican from Hopkins County, said he opposed the bill because it would provide special rights to certain people.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:32:45 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 17242 at http://wkms.org 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Delayed in Tennessee Committee http://wkms.org/post/dont-say-gay-bill-delayed-tennessee-committee <p>Opponents of a measure that bans Tennessee public schools from teaching about gay issues say they&#39;ll continue to show up in large groups to protest the legislation.&nbsp; The proposal, dubbed the &quot;Don&#39;t Say Gay&quot; bill, is sponsored by Republican Representative and House Education Subcommittee chair Joey Hensley.&nbsp; It was scheduled to be heard by the subcommittee Wednesday, but Hensley says he wanted to be out by a certain time and delayed taking up his bill and others until next week.&nbsp; Chris Sanders is chairman of the Nashville committee of the Tennessee Equality P Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:02:33 +0000 Gary Pitts 16857 at http://wkms.org