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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The House has passed a bill to allow parents to sue teachers or outside groups for promoting or condoning "gateway sexual activity" by students.
The chamber voted 68-23 in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jim Gotto of Nashville on Friday.
Several Democrats argued that the bill's definition of "gateway sexual activity" was too vague and could cause teachers to be disciplined for not breaking up students hugging or kissing during a high school dance.
Democratic Rep. John Deberry of Memphis came to the well of the chamber to make an impassioned defense of the bill and to condemn opponents of being arrogant and "in denial" about efforts to change the behavior that leads to teen pregnancy.
At least one Democrat had angry words for Deberry afterward.
Voting yes were 60 Republicans and eight Democrats. Voting no were 22 Democrats and one Republican.
Boys can't talk to girls now? That's where it all begins. Maybe they'll use the war on drugs strategy and go after something a couple steps up the chain like 2nd base. This is crazy! Its inevitable, hopefully kids will be smart about it but you can't stop it.