Anti-government-‘discriminatory action’ bill passed by Tennessee House
Mar 23, 2019 05:29 PM EDT
In a vote of 68-22, the Tennessee House passed a bill Thursday preventing state and local agencies from discriminating against a business entity's internal policies.
The legislation seeks to prevent universities, counties, and local agencies from implementing nondiscrimination policies against companies that have their own internal policies. These internal policies include discrimination against LGBTQ populations. LGBTQ rights organizations are concerned that the bill would give business entities a right to discriminate and have access to tax-payer funding provided by state and local agencies.