SENATE BILL 49

 

By Campfield

 

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49,

 

Chapter 6, Part 10, relative to education.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

 

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-6-1005, is amended by adding

 

the following as new subsection (c) and by relettering the existing subsection (c) accordingly:

 

(c)

 

(1) The general assembly recognizes the sensitivity of particular subjects

 

that are best explained and discussed in the home. Human sexuality is a

 

complex subject with societal, scientific, psychological, and historical

 

implications; those implications are best understood by children with sufficient

 

maturity to grasp their complexity.

 

(2) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no public elementary or

 

middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual

 

orientation other than heterosexuality.

 

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring