California Gov. Gavin Newsom claimed a Tennessee city “banned being gay in public.”
“A city in Tennessee has banned being gay in public. This is just the beginning. We have to call this out,” Newsom said Thursday.
However, it’s a complete lie.
The ordinance bans “indecent exposure, public indecency, lewd behavior, nudity or sexual conduct.”
It applies to everyone.
X Community Notes fact checked Newsom’s comments.
“The linked article refers to an ordinance passed in June 2023. This ordinance prohibits ‘Sexual conduct’ as defined in the city code. At the time the city code did include ‘homosexuality’ in this definition. However, in November 2023 ‘homosexuality’ was removed,” the Community Note read.
A city in Tennessee has banned being gay in public.