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January 13, 2011 Print

Tennessee Legislature Takes Action to Shield Businesses from Gay Agenda

by CitizenLink Team

As local governments across the country continue to be encouraged by homosexual activists to adopt discriminatory “non-discrimination” polices, Tennessee legislators and pro-family leaders are stepping in to protect businesses.

State Rep. Glen Casada will introduce next week legislation that will prevent local governments from forcing businesses to adopt restrictive policies based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

So far, gay activists have successfully convinced local governments to pass their legislative priorities. When implemented, city contractors must sign an affidavit agreeing that they will not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

“Local gov­ern­ments don’t have the option of requir­ing the busi­ness com­mu­nity to per­form cer­tain social functions,” said Casada. “We’re putting so many require­ments on busi­nesses that we’re mak­ing them be the social police of the com­mu­nity. That’s not their role.”

David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, said Casada’s legislation is intended to protect the state’s businesses.

“(This bill is) about protecting intrastate commerce, encouraging competition for government contracts, and reducing regulation and risk of litigation,” he said. “I think the Legislature will see this as a very positive step for our business environment here. I think businesses, if they’re honest, will see that as well.”

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