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Metro Council adds resolution asking Governor Bill Lee to veto controversial adoption bill

Posted: 11:13 AM, Jan 22, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-22 12:13:25-05
Gov. Bill Lee, R-Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Council added a resolution asking Governor Bill Lee to veto a controversial adoption bill during Tuesday night's meeting.

Lee said he will sign the bill, which would allow private adoption agencies to deny LGBTQ couples based on religious beliefs. It would also assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies regardless if the agency excludes potential adopters based on its beliefs.

Read more: Gov. Bill Lee says he will sign anti-LGBT adoption bill

The bill was the first to pass on the opening day of the 2020 legislative session. It has since received national attention, with the ACLU also urging the governor not to sign the bill.

Read more: Tennessee senate passes bill allowing adoption agencies to deny LGTBQ couples