Tennessee Governor is Prepared to Sign Unprecedented Anti-Gay Adoption Bill
Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee made an announcement recently that would be lead to an unprecedented measure in regards to adoption.
Gov. Lee said that he would sign into law a measure that would continue to allow tax-payer funding to faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if they decide to exclude LGBTQ families.
To sum that up, it means that if a religious-based adoption organization receives tax-payer funds to help run the agency, they can discriminate against LGBTQ families and prohibit them from adopting without penalty.
According to NBC,
The GOP-controlled Senate gave the bill final passage on the first day of the 2020 legislative session after it was initially approved by the House last April. The bill was sent to the Republican governor amid warnings by critics of possible negative consequences for Tennessee’s reputation.
Lee’s communication director, Chris Walker, confirmed in a statement Tuesday evening that the governor would sign the bill. Earlier, before the Senate vote, Lee declined to weigh in after saying he had not read the two-page bill.
“We are off to a fine start this session,” state Sen. Steve Dickerson joked while debating against the bill earlier as the lone Republican opposed.
Tennessee isn’t the only state that would take such measures to stand up for their religious beliefs, there are nearly a dozen other states that have already enacted similar legislation including. These states are Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, South Dakota, North Dakota, Virginia, Mississippi, and Michigan.
This is quite a strong stand against the LGBTQ agenda and I’m sure it’s not going to be without its own challenges much as business owners have faced their own challenges against people who have specifically targeted them for their religious beliefs knowing that they don’t support their lifestyle, yet tries to force them to support it against their own beliefs.