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State Sen. Brian Kelsey introduces : “Turn The Gays Away” Bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (FOX13) –   A new bill was recently introduced in the Tennessee State Legislature that,  if passed, would allow people and businessesto refuse to provide goods and services to homosexuals.
It was filed by  State Sen. Brian Kelsey, who represents Memphis and  Germantown.
DOWNLOAD: Read Tennessee Senate Bill 2566
The bill  notes that businesses can refuse services and goods only if it furthers a civil  union, domestic partnership, or same-sex marriage. The person or business  would just have to say it was against their religion. For example, if a same-sex  couple wanted a cake for their wedding reception, a bakery could refuse to cater  to them.
Jonathan Cole of the Tennessee Equality Project says the bill is  making discrimination legal.
“It’s bad for business,” Cole said. “It’s  bad for attracting talent that would be offered a job to come and work for a  corporation here in Tennessee. When they see bills like this capturing the  headlines, it really reflects poorly on the state.”
The TEP is handing  out stickers to businesses that say “Equality Means Business”.
The bill  was introduced in the House and Senate, but no votes have been taken  yet.
Kelsey was unavailable for an interview with FOX13 News.

We want to know what you think: Does this promote  discrimination?

Source: www.myfoxmemphis.com

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