from the Washington Post:
Eight states limit speech about homosexuality in ways similar to, though not as far-reaching as, the Russian ban that has received international criticism ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The states have so-called ”no homo promo” bans—prohibitions on classroom instruction that promotes homosexuality. In a Washington Post opinion piece last week, a pair of Yale University law professors reviewed some of those laws.
- Utah: prohibits “the advocacy of homosexuality”
- Arizona: prohibits portrayals of homosexuality as a “positive alternative life-style,” even suggesting to children that there are “safe methods of homosexual sex.”
- Alabama and Texas: sex ed classes emphasize that homosexuality is “not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public,” “homosexual conduct is a criminal offense” (note: criminalizing private, consensual homosexual conduct has been unconstitutional since 2003).