Dispatches from the Creation Wars

The governor of Tennessee just signed into law a bill that was struck down by the Supreme Court 15 years ago. The law forbids local governments from passing anti-discrimination legislation that varies from state laws. It was designed to overturn an ordinance in Nashville that bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for city contractors. The courts already decided this one in 1996 in a case called Romer v Evans, striking down a Colorado law that did the same thing.

Interesting fact: even the TN Chamber of Commerce was opposed to the bill. Business is way ahead of government in protecting gay rights. I mean way ahead. It isn’t even close.