Georgia bill dies that tried to curb gender talk in schools |  apartment

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia bill aimed at barring teachers from speaking to students about gender identity died unexpectedly on Wednesday after conservative groups joined LGBTQ advocates in opposing the measure deliver.

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