Kate McKinnon Says GAY GAY GAY in Response to Homophobic Florida Bill

Saturday Night Live didn’t have an easy task of, you know, being itself this weekend, what with the entire world engulfed in flames. Which makes it kind of like kids in Florida who are facing down HB 1557, a Republican bill that’s come to be known as “Don’t Say Gay,” and which has already passed in the Florida House of Representatives. The legislation would prohibit K-3 teachers from talking about gender or sexuality in any capacity, or any other teachers from talking about LGBTQ people or issues “in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”

It’s homophobic trash and so Kate McKinnon stopped by the Weekend Update desk with her take on it last night.

And now GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY will be stuck in my head all week.

Just kidding it’s always stuck inside my head every day!

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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