NEWS BRIEF: Georgia Republicans enabling parents to censor “harmful” school materials

More Republican ridiculousness

Rep. Martin Momtahan
Photo credit: Courtesy Momtahan House Campaign
Republicans in the Georgia House of Representatives are proposing to allow parents to suppress books and other school materials they believe are harmful to minors. A subcommittee of the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee held a hearing Tuesday on Senate Bill 226 originally introduced by Republican State Sen. Jason Anavitarte of Dallas last year. Conservative activists are said to be focusing on materials that may be available online. Another Dallas Republican, Rep. Martin Momtahan, called some of what he found “disgusting, raunchy filth.” But Terrence Wilson of the Intercultural Development Research Association said, “We are opposed to this bill because of the threat that it poses to the access and use of curricula that affirms the identities of all students, particularly students that identify as part of the LGBTQ community.”