Tenn. Governor reverses Nashville's anti-discrimination law
Gov. Bill Haslam signed the bill reversing Metroâ€™s 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 Metroâ€™s rules barring discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgendered people.