Tenn. Gov: "Don't Say Gay" Bill a Long Shot
August 02 2011 9:15 AM ET
Tennessee governor Bill Haslam is tired of the media attention yo the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which would prohibit teachers from discussing homosexuality in public school classes in kindergarten through eighth grade.
"The ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill didn’t pass and probably is never going to pass," Haslam said in an interview with Nashville's City Paper.
Comparing the bill to reporting on the appointment of the first superintendent to run the new state Achievement School District, he added, "'Don’t Say Gay' is real sexy and yada yada yada. It’s not going anywhere. Who runs the [Achievement School District] is huge. But you’d be lucky to find two paragraphs on that."
Read the interview here.