Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Voting on "Don't Say Gay" Bill Rolled to Thursday

Posted By on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Crazy Stacey Campfield was the butt of a joke on the Daily Show last night, thanks to his ridiculous bill seeking to ban discussion of homosexuality in Tennessee classrooms. The state senator's "Don't Say Gay" bill (SB049) was due for a senate vote this morning, but that has been rolled to Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

In the Daily Show clip, host Jon Stewart mentioned that Tennessee legislators are trying to ban discussion of homosexuality at the same time that another bill is attempting allow teachers to instruct students in creationism. Yes, when you put the two together, we do look like quite the backwater, redneck state.

Anyhow, the Tennessee Equality Project is starting a phone bank to encourage people to let their senators know why they should vote "no" on Campfield's "Don't Say Gay" bill. Click here to find your senator's contact information.

Here's the Daily Show clip. Enjoy!

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