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Amazon Joins Fight Against Tennessee's 'Slate of Hate'


The move comes as Tennessee business leaders woo the tech giant to open a headquarters in Nashville.

Amazon joined a growing list of tech companies slamming anti-LGBTQ legislation under consideration in Tennessee.

Fox 17 Nashvillereports that Amazon has jumped on to an open letter demanding Tennessee lawmakers shoot down legislation allowing discrimination.

"Tennessee is open for business to all, and as corporate citizens, we want to keep it that way," the letter reads. "Legislation that explicitly or implicitly allows discrimination against LGBT people and their families creates unnecessary liability for talent recruitment and retention, tourism, and corporate investment to the state."

The letter was released by Freedom for All Americans and organized with the help of the Nashville LGBT Chamber.

Amazon joins the fight alongside corporations like Dell, Nike and Lyft after the gay rights group No Gay? No Way! flew a banner over Nashville calling on Amazon to join the fight just last month.

Even with mounting backlash, lawmakers in Tennessee continue to consider a rash of anti-LGBTQ legislation dubbed by activists as a "slate of hate."

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