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Gov. Signs Bill That Reverses Metro Non-Discrimination Law

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Governor Bill Haslam has signed a bill that reverses Metro-Nashville's anti-discrimination law.

The bill prevents cities from adopting discrimination protections for homosexuals and transgender persons, because they aren't already protected by state law. It was passed by the Senate last week.

The law negates Metro Nashville's ordinance barring contractors from doing business with the city if they don't ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Critics said the bill condones discrimination.

Supporters of the new law said companies shouldn't have to comply with different laws at the state and local level.

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