Tenn. Governor reverses Nashville's anti-discrimination law
Gov. Bill Haslam signed the bill reversing Metro‚Äôs new nondiscrimination ordinance, dealing a blow to opponents who had mounted a campaign urging him to veto the bill.
Haslam signed the Equal Access to Intrastate Commerce Act, HB 600, Monday afternoon, a spokesman confirmed. The bill effectively reverses an ordinance passed by Metro Council that required contractors with the city to agree to follow Metro‚Äôs rules barring discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgendered people.