After that hateful story this morning, here’s alittle good news coming out of Arizona of all places.
Last week Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey signed a repeal of the state’s “No Promo Homo” law that forbade teachers from giving students medically accurate, age-appropriate information about non-heterosexual people in their health education classes.
It was a Don’t Say Gay kinda law, you know.
The “No Promo Homo” law prohibited instruction in HIV/AIDS curriculum that “[p]romotes a homosexual life-style,” “[p]ortrays homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style,” or “[s]uggests that some methods of sex are safe methods of homosexual sex.”
You know, cuz just mentioning homosexuals turns some folks gay, and goddess forbid you ever suggest that homosexuals can live a positive life.
Of course, this wasn’t an entirely altruistic move on Ducey’s part; no, his decision to repeal the law only came after the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit challenging the law on behalf of Equality Arizona. And Ducey’s decision came after Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that he would not defend the law in court, saying it was obviously unconstitutional.
Thirty years later. Arizona’s law had been on the books since 1991.
The march goes on ….