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Monday, February 24, 2014

Tennessee Taliban Challenges Rights of UT Students to Discuss Sex

From Huffington Post:

Tennessee lawmakers advanced legislation this week officially condemning a group of students for holding a "Sex Week" event on campus.
A resolution with 29 co-sponsors currently moving through the Tennessee House of Representatives will do nothing to stop "Sex Week" from taking place at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Instead, it declares the event "an outrageous misuse of student fees and grant monies," and says that it "fits nowhere within the mission" of the university, "nor should it ever."
The bill originally condemned the school's administration, which is not involved in the event. An amendment changed it to focus on "the organizers," which is to say, a group of students. The resolution passed a committee vote Wednesday and is scheduled for a full House vote next week.
"If those people who organize this thing want to have it, hey, let them get off campus," state Rep. Richard Floyd (R-Chattanooga), the primary sponsor of the resolution, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. "They can go out there in a field full of sheep if they want to and have all the Sex Week they want." . . . 

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