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Tonight’s Campus Question
Last week the Missouri legislature sent a bill to committee that would ban discussions of LGBTs in public schools, including efforts to prevent bullying based on sexual orientation. On Wednesday, Republican Stanley Cookson, the bill’s author, said he thinks such discussions at school are “inappropriate and need to be taught at home.” Both teachers and pediatricians oppose the bill, calling it “harmful to the best interests of children.” Why do so many Republicans defend bullying and aggression?