FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Gov. Bill Lee, R-Tenn., walks on the turf before a NFL divisional playoff football game in Baltimore. The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee on Tuesday sent a letter to Gov. Lee urging him not to sign the controversial adoption funding legislation currently awaiting his signature. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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.