6 responses to “Showdown brewing over Tennessee anti-gay law”

  1. Frank

    This seems to be exactly the same law passed by voters in Colorado in 1992, called Amendment 2. The Supreme Court of the U.S. struck down Amendment 2. It is unconstitutional to single out one group and force them to jump higher hurdles than everyone else in their efforts to seek equality. I hope someone (city of Nashville) is ready to take this to court immediately, and shame the legislature and governor of Tennessee for their shameful discrimination.

  2. billy Wingarden

    When you hit these religious bigots in their pocketbooks, their hearts and minds will follow.

    Tenn – still fighting the civil war, only with a new victim. group

  3. rob S

    Can anyone give a non-laughable definition of “natural reproduction science”?

    More of the vile hate and bigotry from the wave of rightwing nutjobs. The kids parents kick him out, that is truly despicable, sign of religion at work.

  4. End Discrimination

    If the intent was to make a uniform law across all of TN, as the backers of HB600 have claimed, then why not pass a state law protecting LGBT employees? Wouldn’t that have the same outcome (a uniform law across TN)? Why legislate discrimination?

    While HB600 is targeted at the GLBT community, other groups WILL be affected too.

    Swift action to overturn this form of discrimination can reverse some of the affects of the damage done in TN. However, I fear that the elected officials and those who voted for them won’t move fast enough or loud enough. Maybe the businesses of TN will realize the damage HB600 will do to them and the reputation of TN and act quickly and reverse HB600 and send a powerful message that discrimination is not acceptable and that a small group of right wing politicians and business “leaders” will not hold the great volunteer state hostage and tarnish a welcoming reputation and business climate.

    Good luck to Abby Rubenfield, who will be taking HB600 to court.

  5. Harvard Law and Policy Review » Tenn. Smacks Down Local Anti-discrimination Laws

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  6. Ed Willey

    How many businesses were going under because of the “costs” of compliance? None. Protecting the poor businesses? Please! This is a license to discriminate and a total sham. The fact that they are trying to pass off this junk as economics is just laughable and insulting. If we followed their logic, we would throw out compliance with all sorts of local laws. I’m talking about construction codes, permits, taxes, etc. In fact, of all the local laws one could attack, I’m confident that a non-discrimination ordinance in a few cities is LESS costly on average than most local ordinances.

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