Tennessee's largest employers push back against GOP transgender legislation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Some of Middle Tennessee largest employers have urged the state’s Republican leadership to drop legislation targeting the LGBT community.
Four bills of concern to the LGBTQ community are up for consideration this week in the state legislature.
One would prohibit transgender girls from participating in school sports. Two more deal with transgender restroom or locker room use. A fourth would place restrictions on gender reassignment.
Some 140 companies have signed a letter saying the bills put “our collective economic success at risk.”
They include Amazon, Nissan, Dell, Vanderbilt University, Warner Music Group, and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce.
See bills SB1367/HB1233, SB228/HB3, SB657/HB578, SB1124/HB1182.