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Published on January 30th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria


“Don’t Say Gay” Bill Senator Refused Service at TN Restaurant For Being a Giant Honking Homophobe

stacey campfield refused service

Aw, Stacey Campfield, it doesn’t feel too good when your exclusionary policies come back and whack you in the face, does it?

Campfield, a Tennessee State Senator, sponsored a bill known as the “Don’t Say Gay” act, aimed at preventing the mention of homosexuality in classrooms. And while it can sometimes feel like there’s no recourse for this kind of subtle homophobia and bigotry, Campfield himself got to experience what it felt like to be discriminated against firsthand when a local restaurant refused him service for supporting such damaging legislation.

The Bistro at the Bijou in Knoxville knew Campfield and his stance on alienating gay people, and subsequently refused him service at their establishment. And rather than keep it quiet, the restaurant then proudly informed their Facebook fans- in a status that’s inarguably brave in the conservative South- that Campfield’s custom was no longer welcome in their establishment. The update simply read:

“I hope that Stacy Campfield now knows what if feels like to be unfairly discrimanted against.”

In his defense after the incident, Campfield reminded voters that he’s even nice to black people, so he’s obviously not a bigot:

“In my business I do rental properties and I’ve rented to homosexuals, mixed-race couples, black couples. And about every single group you can think of has been in my office.”

Do you think more businesses should take a stance on this type of issue, or is it a form of thought policing?



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Kim LaCapria is a writer and editor based in New York. A longtime information junkie, she began blogging full-time at the Inquisitr in 2009. Prior to that, she worked as a marketing assistant in the cosmetics and skincare industry. In addition to her writing for fortytwotimes, she also writes for Medacity and The Inquisitr. Kim is also a contributor for SocialNewsDaily, Indyposted, and TotallyMoney. In the past, she contributed to Lipstick and Luxury and managed social media accounts and blogs for several small and mid-sized businesses.

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