Join HuffPost. He was reelected in despite the accusations. Natalie Allison Nashville Tennessean. Dickerson said he has spoken with representatives from the tourism industry who, over the past six months, have inquired about the status of the bill on behalf of various conventions and large events eyeing Tennessee.
The House passed the bill in April, and eight other states around the country have passed similar legislation.
Adoptions, Lifelong. In a rare move, McNally left his speaker's chair Tuesday to debate the legislation on the floor, arguing that Tennessee has already implemented strong religious freedom protections. Part of HuffPost Politics.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Through domestic infant adoption, you get to experience the joy of bringing home a baby, and raising him or her from the start of their life. This bill would also apply to foster care organizations. He argued that there is no movement afoot in Tennessee to shut down religious adoption agencies.
Weighing the Pros and Cons Adoption is all about creating your family. Important conversations are happening now. But along with McNally, multiple Republican members on Tuesday argued against passing the bill, despite only casting neutral "present" votes.
Sexual orientation, however, is not a protected class in Tennessee. But you cannot force an agency to do so. Join HuffPost Today! Paul Rose could potentially threaten those.
Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Calling all HuffPost superfans! HB prevents the state from denying an adoption agency a license or refusing grant money to an agency because they deny homes to children for discriminatory reasons.