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Tenn. Gov. Defends Antigay Bill

Tenn. Gov. Defends Antigay Bill


Tennessee's Republican governor, Bill Haslam, defended the bill he signed this week that prohibits cities and counties from enacting antidiscrimination ordinances, effectively leaving the state's LGBT citizens open to firing and eviction.

In the video, uploaded Wednesday, Haslam says businesses that are opposed to the law are late to the game and didn't voice opposition when the legislation was debated. He also says he doesn't support discrimination but that he believes businesses should be allowed to do as they please. A reporter asks Haslam is he's going to push statewide legislation that protects LGBT people from discrimination and he says, "I don't anticipate anything like that."

Read more about the bill here
and watch the video below.

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