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Tenn. Senate OKs Ban on Teaching Gay Issues

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Votes Friday as the Tennessee Senate, on a 20-10 vote, passed a measure seeking to ban teaching about gay issues to public school students. Voting yes were 18 Republicans and two Democrats. Voting no were 10 Democrats.

REPUBLICANS VOTING YES

Mae Beavers, Mt. Juliet

Mike Bell, Riceville

Stacey Campfield, Knoxville

Rusty Crowe, Johnson City

Dolores Gresham, Somerville

Jack Johnson, Franklin

Brian Kelsey, Germantown

Bill Ketron, Murfreesboro

Randy McNally, Oak Ridge

Mark Norris, Collierville

Speaker Ron Ramsey, Blountville

Kerry Roberts, Springfield

Steve Southerland, Morristown

Jim Summerville, Dickson

Jim Tracy, Shelbyville

Bo Watson, Hixson

Jamie Woodson, Knoxville

Ken Yager, Harriman

REPUBLICAN NOT VOTING:

Mike Faulk, Kingsport

DEMOCRATS VOTING YES

Charlotte Burks, Monterey

Douglas Henry, Nashville

DEMOCRATS VOTING NO:

Tim Barnes, Adams

Andy Berke, Chattanooga

Ophelia Ford, Memphis

Thelma Harper, Nashville

Joe Haynes, Goodlettsville

Roy Herron, Dresden

Jim Kyle, Memphis

Beverly Marrero, Memphis

Eric Stewart, Belvidere

Reginald Tate, Memphis

DEMOCRATS NOT VOTING:

Doug Overbey, Maryville

Lowe Finney, Jackson

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