Gavin Newsom has been fact-checked.
The California governor falsely claimed on social media that a “city in Tennessee has banned being gay in public.”
“We have to call this out,” Newsom wrote.
A city in Tennessee has banned being gay in public.
This is just the beginning. We have to call this out. https://t.co/0G1i7dKTgp
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 16, 2023
However, it wasn’t long before the Community Notes feature, which allows users of the social media platform X to correct factually wrong information as a collective, poured cold water over Newsom’s claims.
“The ordinance did not ban homosexuality, it banned indecent behavior,” read the Community Note, placed under Newsom’s original post.
“There was [a] 70 year old provision that banned homosexuality, however that portion of the ordinance was recently removed on an unanimous vote from the council.”
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 17, 2023
According to the official public ordinance of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the ordinance “promotes public decency, maintains…
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