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Tennessee Activists Hold Anti-Gay Lawmaker Accountable

By Igor Volsky

"Tennessee Activists Hold Anti-Gay Lawmaker Accountable"

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Equality activists in Tennessee are hoping to unseat State Rep. John DeBerry (D), the representative who sponsored a bill to prohibit gay and lesbian adoption in the state and “voted for the so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.” The group Tennessee Equality Project claims that DeBerry’s voting record doesn’t reflect the new make-up of his district, which includes many LGBT voters, and is circulating a letter “to raise money to support someone to run against Deberry. The goal is to find a socially liberal candidate and raise at least $50,000.” DeBerry seemed a little shocked by the action, telling a local Fox affiliate, “I respected everybody. If I’m the bad guy, simply for having an opinion just like everybody else has an opinion, then so be it.” Watch the story:

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