Campfield made this revelation as the plaintiffs quizzed him about his “Don’t Say Gay” bill (a line of questioning that seemed intended merely to mess with the senator, since that legislation is unrelated to this lawsuit’s cause of action — a false statement about a Democrat that Campfield posted on his blog). Pith is not sure why the plaintiffs were so interested in verifying Campfield's heterosexuality, but the transcript speaks for itself. From the deposition:
Q: And why did you want to ban the mention of homosexuality in schools?
Campfield: Previous to the eighth grade I think it’s a topic best left to families to decide, what is age appropriate and when it’s age appropriate.
Q: Do you have a family of your own?
Campfield: I have a mother and father, brother and sister.
Q: Have you ever sired a family?
Campfield: Not that I know of.
Q: Do you have a girlfriend?
Campfield: Yes, I do.
Q: What’s her name?
Campfield: What’s the relevance of knowing my girlfriend’s name?
Q: Well, what was your girlfriend in 2008, in the fall of 2008 [when Campfield allegedly libeled the Democrat]?
Campfield: I don’t think that’s relevant.
Campfield’s lawyer: Just answer his question the best you can, Stacey.
Campfield: Her name was Kristen Gee.
Campfield goes on to say that Kristen lives in New York City and he’s still dating her. In fact, the day before the deposition, he said he gave her “a ride to the bus station.” That’s a long bus ride from Knoxville back to New York City, but we guess the senator’s girlfriend is the economical type.
On behalf of Stacey Campfield, Pith in the Wind is happy to set the record straight.