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Tennessee Gov. Signs Bill Voiding Nashville LGBT Rights Ordinance| | Care2 | #p2 #p21 #lgbt #glbt #gay #queer|

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Monday that prevents local governments from exceeding state level anti-discrimination protections. The Legislature passed the bill earlier this month in what appeared to be a direct response to a Nashville-Davidson County metropolitan government ordinance passed earlier this year that stipulated companies wanting to do business with the city must not discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation. According to The Tennessean the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce had supported the bill as a means to ensure uniformity within local government laws but has since rethought its position when it became clear that, with this move, the Legislature was responding to a local LGBT rights measure, released a statement against the bill, saying: "The Tennessee Chamber supports a standard regulatory environment at the state level as opp...

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