2020_wmot_website_header.png
WMOT 89.5 | LISTENER-POWERED RADIO INDEPENDENT AMERICAN ROOTS
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
From WMOT News

Emails: Companies urged Tenn. Gov. Bill Lee to veto anti-LGBT adoption law

180803_bill_lee_tv_ad_still.jpg
Bill Lee
/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Associated Press)  --  Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee sought to downplay potential consequences amid multiple businesses reaching out to his administration warning that the state's reputation would suffer should the Republican enact an anti-LGBT adoption measure.

Emails obtained through a public records request by The Associated Press show representatives from IKEA, Mars Inc., Nestle USA and Danone North America all reached out to Lee's office raising concerns about the proposal's effect on recruiting and retaining employees.

Lee, however, chose to sign the bill into law last week after arguing that doing so would better protect religious liberty. It was the first law to be implemented in Tennessee this year.

Related Content