New bill combines “Don’t Say Gay” with teaching restrictions on race – Hamilton Journal News – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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A bill has been introduced in the Ohio General Assembly that borrows from Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” legislation and would also restrict teaching about racism and so-called divisive subjects.

House Bill 616, filed Monday by state Reps. Mike Loychik, R-Bazetta, and Jean Schmidt, R-Miami Twp., would target public schools, STEM schools, charter schools or private schools that accept students on state scholarships. It has not yet been referred to a legislative committee.

Students from kindergarten through grade 3 would be barred from learning anything about “sexual orientation or gender identity.” Students in grades 4 through 12 couldn’t receive any materials on sexual orientation or gender identity “in any mann

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