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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:16 PM
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Tennessee Legislature moves quickly to nullify Nashville's newly adopted nondiscrimination ordinance
Source: Nashville City Paper

Nashvilles anti-gay bias ordinance was adopted less than 24 hours ago (Tuesday), and already the state legislature is taking steps to nullify it.

Without debate, the House Commerce Subcommittee voted for legislation Wednesday to bar all Tennessee cities from enacting their own policies against gay, lesbian and/or transgender discrimination. The action was taken by voice vote, with no lawmaker offering audible opposition.

... When lawmakers voted against the similar bill a month ago, they said they were against state government telling cities what to do. The Family Action Councils David Fowler said social conservatives managed to overcome that opposition by narrowing their proposal to the gay issue.

... Fowler defended his organizations video, saying it did not intend to paint gays or transgender people as child molesters. If Nashvilles ordinance were allowed to stand, you dont know whether a persons in (the womens restroom) lawfully or not in there lawfully.

Read more: http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/legislature-moves-quickly-nullify-councils-newly-adopted-nondiscrimination-ordinan
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:19 PM
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1. Thank gawd the GOP is here to keep government out of people's business.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:22 PM
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2. The Tennessee legislature: a true piece of work and the governor shall likewise soon be known by his
works. :patriot:
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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:16 PM
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3. Yep. They're only "small government" when it comes to
corporations. When it comes to lifestyles, Big Brother here we come. It's like I used to say during the Reagan years, they want to get government off your back! And into your bedroom.

BTW, congrats to my town for TRYING to do the morally right thing.
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