Tennessee is not known for it’s highly intelligent government, if fact, it’s known for quite the opposite. So, it really shouldn’t come as any surprise that a new, ridiculous law has been passed regarding sex. This law is all about the scary “gateway” sexual activity that teenagers might be talking about in school. For more on the inane people setting laws in America, keep reading.

 

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So…what is “gateway sexual activity”?

 

According to David Fowler, president of the supremely stupid Family Action Council, (the people who drafted the bill).

“Gateway sexual activity” is “sexual contact” that’s in accordance to the state’s criminal law and that refers to the “intentional touching” of areas such as the “groin, inner thigh, buttock or breast of a human being.”

So according to this guy, touching the body of a human is “gateway sexual activity” but..what about touching animals? Couldn’t that lead to trouble? You can read more in depth on the abstinence education bill here.

 

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What does the “Holding Hands bill” entale?

 

Bill, HB 3621/SB 3310, bans any teacher from talking or teaching “gateway sexual activity.” So this is yet another stupid bill on “abstinence only sex education“. Unfortunately the bill doesn’t really define what gateway sexual activity is and many have questioned if kissing and holding hands are classified as such. To that end, the legislation has been nicknamed the “no holding hands bill.”

The ban will take effect July 1st in Tennessee. I’m just waiting for the future ban of jumping rope without a bra and making eye contact with people of the opposite sex.