Amazon joins firms telling Tennessee to shun anti-LGBT bills

Posted at 6:46 AM, Apr 26, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amid pressure, Amazon has joined a growing list of big companies telling Tennessee lawmakers to avoid bills that negatively impact LGBT people.

The letter organized by the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce is also signed by AllianceBernstein, Bridgestone North Americas, Curb Records, Dell Technologies, Exploration, Genesco, Postmates, Salesforce, Warner Music Group and 28 small businesses along with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.

It says legislation that explicitly or implicitly allows discrimination against LGBT people "creates unnecessary liability for talent recruitment and retention, tourism, and corporate investment to the state."

The campaign named "No Gay? No Way!" had previously called out Amazon for not speaking against bills they believe target the LGBT community.

The Human Rights Campaign has organized a similar letter featuring 11 other big companies.