TN-GOP lawmaker scuttles House resolution honoring gay Country Music artist
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- TJ Osborne of the Country Music duo Brothers Osborne responded graciously this week to a snub by the Tennessee General Assembly.
NBC News reports East Tennessee Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison blocked a resolution in the Tennessee House meant to honor the artist. Osborne recently came out as gay.
Such resolutions are routine in the legislature and are usually approved unanimously. Faison told fellow lawmakers he had “concerns” about honoring Osborne. He insisted the resolution be sent to committee for review.
Several country artists reacted strongly to the snub. In a Twitter post, Kacey Musgrave wrote “Massively disappointed in the TN House Republicans.”
In their own social media post, the Brothers Osborne reached out to Rep. Faison and offered to buy him lunch.