Homosexuality amendment in school funding bill fails
May 17, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY — During the May 11 debate over the state’s new school funding formula, the House of Representatives briefly approved an amendment to the bill that would have prohibited school districts from permitting “any school-sponsored activity that advocates or supports …homosexuality.”
The amendment was attached to another amendment on the school funding formula bill and was approved by the House on a roll call vote of 81-47.
“I don’t think a majority of Missourians approve of that type of lifestyle,” said the amendment’s sponsor, Rep. Brad Roark, R-Springfield. “There are certain standards when state tax dollars are involved.”
The amendment was stripped from the final bill after the amendment to which it was attached was withdrawn.