On Tuesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed HB600, an anti-gay bill prohibiting local municipalities from enacting their own non-discrimination statutes and forcing them to rely on state law.
The new law voids a Nashville ordinance barring companies that discriminate against gays and lesbians from doing business with the city.
Haslam was asked about his signature yesterday by reporters outside the War Memorial Building in Nashville.
Claims Haslam to the reporter: "We're not in favor of discrimination in any form at all. We encourage businesses to put that into their policies themselves. We just think that businesses should get to decide for themselves what they have in their policies."
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