Tennessee Senate Votes 21-8 to Approve Bill Prohibiting Local Non-Discrimination Laws

So, earlier I posted some good news out of Tennessee today, and now some bad.

TennesseeThe Tennessee Senate today passed a bill that would prohibit local municipalities from enacting their own non-discrimination statues and would force them to rely on state law.

The new law would "void a Nashville ordinance barring companies that discriminate against gays and lesbians from doing business with the city."

The AP:

"The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet was approved 21-8 on Thursday. The companion bill passed the House 73-24 last month. Lawmakers must now work out differences before the measure goes to the governor for his consideration."