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Censorship in Schools

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Limiting a school’s ability to reference gender identity or sexual orientation violates a basic trust that all students, including LGBTQ+ students, can learn and thrive in a safe environment. It controls what students can and cannot read, what they can and cannot learn, and — most troublingly — who they can and cannot be.

About the Bills

SB 341 would require teachers to "out" students to their parents when requested. If teachers are required to share sensitive information with parents before the student is ready, the student misses out on the opportunity to feel supported by a trusted adult. 

Young people who feel supported in their communities have better mental health outcomes. As an example, when transgender students socially transition and live their lives as their preferred gender, their mental health outcomes are on par with their peers who identify as cisgender. Bills with mandatory disclosure, like SB 341, discourage young people from finding support that is so critical to their well-being. 

Take Action

Sign In to OPPOSE SB 341 (by midnight on 4/22)

  1. Go to the House Sign In Form on the GenCourt website.
  2. Fill in your personal information.
  3. Select the date: April 22
  4. Select the committee: House Education
  5. Choose the bill number: SB 341
  6. Select "I am: A member of the public" unless one of the other labels is appropriate to you. 
  7. Fill in "I'm Representing: Myself" unless you are approved to represent another entity (i.e. your workplace or an organization).
  8. Select "I OPPOSE this bill." 
  9. Upload or write your written testimony (this step is optional).
  10. Click "Submit."

Email House Education Committee to Oppose SB 341

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Bill Status

SB 341: On April 5, the Senate passed SB 341 by a vote of 13-10, and the bill has crossed over to the House of Representatives. The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on the bill on Monday, April 22 at 10:00 am at the Legislative Office Building in Room 205.

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