March 20, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
Yesterday, I reported that a bill introduced last week by state senator Jim Kyle to repeal Tennessee’s HB600, the law that stripped anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people in cities and localities in the state, would be up for a vote in committee today. It was just announced that the bill has been rolled for another week. Via Tennessee Equality Project’s Twitter feed:
TN Equality Project @tnequality
Jim Kyle’s SB2762 which would repeal the “Special Access to Discriminate” Act has been rolled for one week.
“Special Access to Discriminate” (or “SAD Act”) is what LGBT organizations have named the Equal Access to Intrastate Commerce Act (HB600).
Chris Sanders, Chair of Tennessee Equality Project’s Nashville Committee, tells me that the bill is still alive. It will be decided on a week from now, and state LGBT organizations will have time to build more support for the legislation.
“Sen. Kyle rolled his bill for one week, but that’s just part of the process. It’s still moving forward and we’ll be back to support it next week. It provides time to build more support,” Sanders tells me.