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August 8, 2014

Republican lawmaker had said 'to be gay is like injecting heroin'

Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield, the man responsible for the homophobic ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill last year, has been dumped by voters after a decade in the legislature.

Campfield lost badly in his bid for reelection to Knox County Commissioner Richard Biggs who received more than twice the number of votes as the Republican incumbent.

Campfield received just 5,824 votes (28 percent of the overall vote) while Briggs received 13,977 (67 percent).

April 28, 2013

StudentsFirst chooses anti-gay Tennessee representative as its reformer of the year

According to a Huffington Post article John Ragan, a Tennessee State House representative, was named an educational reformer by StudentsFirst. Gay and lesbian students in the US southern state know Ragan all too well. He's one of the co-sponsors of a controversial bill requiring teachers to out students to parents.

February 6, 2013

Stacey Campfield, Tennesse Republican state senator, and author of 'Dont' Say Gay' bill compared homosexuality to injecting heroin

Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield (Republican), who is responsible for the homophobic ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, compared being gay to using heroin.

The author of the Tennesse bill which prohibits teachers from discussing homosexuality and compels them to out gay students, has also ‘explained’ that the AIDS epidemic in Africa was due to sodomy being more common there among heterosexuals.

February 4, 2013

A bill forcing adults in schools to 'out' gay students has angered parents, teachers, and politicians

A bill forcing teachers, school nurses and counselors to ‘out’ gay students has been slammed by parents, teachers, rights leaders and even by Republicans.  

State Senator Stacey Campfield, a Republican, introduced SB 49 back in 2012 when it said teachers should not discuss any other sexual orientation other than heterosexuality.

February 4, 2013

A bill forcing adults in schools to 'out' gay students has angered parents, teachers, and politicians

A bill forcing teachers, school nurses and counselors to ‘out’ gay students has been slammed by parents, teachers, rights leaders and even by Republicans.  

State Senator Stacey Campfield, a Republican, introduced SB 49 back in 2012 when it said teachers should not discuss any other sexual orientation other than heterosexuality.

January 30, 2013

A Tennessee bill that would ban teachers from discussing sexuality has been resurrected and now would require outing students

A bill nicknamed ‘Don't Say Gay’ that aims to prohibit teachers from discussing any sexuality except heterosexuality until students have completed grade eight has been resurrected in Tennessee.

The bill proposed by Republican State Senator Stacey Campfield, entitled officially ‘Classroom Protection Act’, prohibits elementary and middle school teachers from discussing sexual activity that is not related to ‘natural human reproduction’. It even bans the acknowledgment that homosexuality exists.

January 30, 2013

A Tennessee bill that would ban teachers from discussing sexuality has been resurrected and now would require outing students

A bill nicknamed ‘Don't Say Gay’ that aims to prohibit teachers from discussing any sexuality except heterosexuality until students have completed grade eight has been resurrected in Tennessee.

The bill proposed by Republican State Senator Stacey Campfield, entitled officially ‘Classroom Protection Act’, prohibits elementary and middle school teachers from discussing sexual activity that is not related to ‘natural human reproduction’. It even bans the acknowledgment that homosexuality exists.