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Lawmaker behind Tenn. ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill compares Obamacare to Holocaust

| Monday, May 5, 2014
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An anti-gay Tennessee state lawmaker who has spent much of his legislative career sponsoring anti-LGBT bills, has likened the insurance requirement under President Barack Obama's health care law to the forced deportation of Jews during the Holocaust.

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Tennessee’s latest ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill dies in House committee

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A measure that would have forced schools to tell parents if their children have talked to a teacher or counselor about being gay has failed this session.

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‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill’s latest approach is to send gay kids to see a psychiatrist

| Thursday, March 14, 2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn -- Another new version of Tennessee's Classroom Protection Act, more commonly known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, would require teachers to send gay students to see a psychiatrist.

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‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill is back, with new provision to ‘out’ LGBT students

| Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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A Tennessee lawmaker on Tuesday resurrected the controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill which would prohibit teachers from discussing sexuality with their students, but with a new provision that would require school officials to "out" LGBT students to their parents.

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No vote on Tennessee’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill; measure dead this session

| Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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NASHVILLE -- Tennessee’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill, will not be put to a final vote needed for passage in the Tennessee state House, according to the bill's sponsor.

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Tennessee’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill delayed again; Governor says it’s unnecessary

| Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill -- a measure that would limit all sexually related instruction to “natural human reproduction science” in kindergarten through eighth grade -- was again delayed on Tuesday by its sponsor.

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Tennessee lawmaker delays ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, but not ‘backing off’

| Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill, scheduled to be heard by the Tennessee state House Education Committee today, has been delayed for up to three weeks while the bill's sponsor works on its language.

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Tennessee lawmaker booted from local restaurant over anti-gay remarks

| Monday, January 30, 2012
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield -- the Knoxville lawmaker who is behind the controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill making its way in the Tennessee state legislature -- was ejected from Knoxville bistro on Sunday because of his anti-gay views.

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TN lawmaker claims it’s ‘virtually impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex’

| Saturday, January 28, 2012
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A Tennessee state lawmaker on Thursday claimed that HIV originated in the gay community by an airline pilot who had sex with monkey, and that it was "virtually impossible" to contract the disease through heterosexual sex.

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TN lawmaker Campfield responds to Governor’s criticism of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

| Wednesday, August 3, 2011
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Tennessee State Representative Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) is defending his "Don't Say Gay" bill from recent criticism by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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