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 TNReport.com 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."