Except when it comes to the homos, then big brother knows best.
Dateline Nashville : ( from the April 6th Nashville Bussiness Journal ) "Companies doing business with Nashville Metro government will soon have to pledge not to discriminate against employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Metro Council approved a bill Tuesday requiring government contractors to abide by that guideline by a vote of 21-15, with three abstentions. A source of controversy in the business community, the bill drew sharp debate from council members Tuesday night.
Councilman Jamie Hollin, a sponsor of the bill, said after the vote that Metro had “sent a clear signal all around the world” that people of all kinds are welcome to work in Nashville. Advocates of gay rights agreed.
“If you’re willing to work hard, and you’re talented, you’re welcome in Nashville, Tenn.,” said Chris Sanders, chairman of the Tennessee Equality Project’s Nashville chapter.
Hey you think the hair in Nashville gets that big all by itself ?!? Music city is teaming with , well team mates! Seemingly harmless, right?
Not so fast you pinko musicians! The State GOP will have something to say about that! You can not run your city yourself! Those orange checkerboard pant wearing boys in Knoxville stepped in to strip Nashville of the right to make up its own laws. "The measure sponsored by Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin was approved 73-24 on Monday. The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the Senate State and Local Government Committee. The proposal would void a Nashville ordinance barring companies that discriminate against gays and lesbians from doing business with the city. Under state law it is illegal to discriminate against a person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age or national origin. The Nashville ordinance prohibits companies that discriminate because of sexual orientation or gender identity from receiving city contracts."
So, yes, the GOP wants SMALLER LOCAL Government, unless you break the Lord's rules, then, well.....