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Continued boos for Tennessee's monkey law

Tennessee's monkey law continues to attract editorial condemnation within the state and around the country.

Freshwater appeals again

John Freshwater, the middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio, who was fired over his inappropriate religious activity in the classroom — including teaching creationism — is now taking his case to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Boos for Tennessee's monkey law

With Governor Bill Haslam's April 10, 2012, decision to allow Tennessee's House Bill 368 — nicknamed "the monkey bill" — to become law without his signature, comment is coming fast and furious.

"Monkey bill" enacted in Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam allowed Tennessee's House Bill 368 to become law without his signature on April 10, 2012, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal (April 10, 2012).

Continued calls for "monkey bill" veto

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With Tennessee's "monkey bill" still on Governor Bill Haslam's desk, columnists in the state's newspapers continue to criticize the bill and call for a veto.

Governor petitioned to veto "monkey bill"

A petition urging the veto of House Bill 368, signed by thousands of concerned Tennesseans, was delivered to Governor Bill Haslam's office on April 5, 2012, MSNBC reports (April 5, 2012).

Once more unto the breach in Oklahoma

Scientific and educational organizations are again expressing their opposition to antiscience legislation in the Sooner State.

Americans United calls for "monkey bill" veto

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is calling on Governor Bill Haslam to veto House Bill 368, according to a post on the organization's Wall of Separation blog (April 5, 2012).

ACLU of Tennessee calls for "monkey bill" veto

"Tennessee is dangerously close to enacting a law that would gut science education in public schools," writes the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee in the Knoxville News-Sentinel (April 5, 2012).

A renewed assault on science in Oklahoma

The attack on the teaching of evolution and of climate change in Oklahoma continues, despite the failure of House Bill 1551 and Senate Bill 1742.