"Don't Say Gay" Statute Sparks Councilman Rant - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

"Don't Say Gay" Statute Sparks Councilman Rant


Metro Nashville Councilman Jamie Hollin has shouted at colleagues who blocked his proposed commendation of students who protested what has become known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill.

Hollin launched into the tirade at Tuesday night's council meeting after his motion to suspend chamber rules to consider the resolution failed, according to The Tennessean.

The motion failed when colleagues Jim Gotto and Phil Claiborne objected. Gotto is also a state representative. The state Senate this year passed a measure that would bar discussion of homosexuality in school below the high school level. A House version stalled in committee, but could come up again next year.

Hollin wanted to commend students who had protested the bill.

After blasting Gotto and Claiborne, Hollin stormed out of the chamber.


Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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