Campfield Defends ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill, Calls Teachers ‘Radical’ | Responding to Gov. Bill Haslam’s (R) comments that Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill is “not going anywhere,” the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) disagrees:
I partially agree with the governor that some in the media have an unhealthy obsession with this bill. But I disagree with the governor saying that it is not going to pass. Families across the state believe this is something that should be discussed with young children in the home, not with some radical in the classroom.
The bill, which would prohibit conversations about same-sex orientations in any classroom before 8th grade, passed the Tennessee Senate but was not heard in the House before the legislative session ended.