Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lobbying 101 Workshop

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM

State representative Stacey Campfield's "Don't Say Gay" bill, which bans teaching or providing materials on any sexuality other than heterosexuality in grades K-8, will be heard in committee tomorrow.

Stacey Campfield
  • Stacey Campfield

The Flyer has been following this controversial bill for several years. Go here to read our original story on Campfield's bill. Just for fun, here's an excerpt of Campfield reasoning why he thinks such a bill is necessary:

"If I were to say 'Jack and Jill went up the hill' or 'George Washington and Martha Washington were husband and wife,' there are groups out there that would say we were pushing a heterosexual agenda. To keep those lawsuits from coming, I thought we should still be able to talk about that side of it," Campfield says.

Those who wish to fight against such legislation are encouraged to attend the Tennessee Equality Project's (TEP) Lobbying 101 Workshop on Thursday, January 28th at the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center (892 S. Cooper) from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information on the workshop, go here.

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