Friday, April 08, 2011

State Seeks to Overturn Nashville's Gay Non-Discrimination Ordinance (Video)

Tennessee's oppressive state lawmakers want to be dictators to local government, especially liberal local government. Less than 24 hours after Nashville Metro Council passed a bill outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians by city contractors, Tennessee's wannabe Taliban State Dictators moved into action.

These scary GOP lawmakers are the best GOTV team Dems could ever hope for:

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 Council’s David Fowler said social conservatives managed to overcome that opposition by narrowing their proposal to the gay issue.

Fowler defended his organization’s video, saying it did not intend to paint gays or transgender people as child molesters. If Nashville’s ordinance were allowed to stand, “you don’t know whether a person’s in [the women’s restroom] lawfully or not in there lawfully.”

The bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Glen Casada, R-College Grove, goes to the full House Commerce Committee next week. It has yet to come to a vote in the Senate.

Fowler is a former state senator and famed anti-choice homophobe whose lifework is sticking his nose into other people's sex lives. His ridiculous video ad is below.

via Tennessee anti-gay group steals tacky video from Florida

The oppressive bill is sponsored by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin). Call him: Phone (615) 741-4389; email him:

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