Student Protesters Petition Governor on Gay Discrimination Bill

A group of student protesters marched to the state capitol Friday over an issue they call an embarrassment to Tennessee, reports WSMV-TV.
The students delivered a petition to Gov. Bill Haslam’s staff about the nondiscrimination bill and said his office has been very receptive.
“I think (Gov. Haslam) was even more supportive because we are youth that are taking a stand for what we believe in,” said Brandon Holt, a recent graduate of Martin Luther King Jr. High School.
Haslam signed a bill in May that overturned Nashville’s nondiscrimination ordinance, which prohibited companies that work with the city from discriminating against gays and lesbians.
The students are behind a new effort to “repeal the repeal,” aimed at getting the Legislature to reverse the decision. Sen. Jim Kyle, D-Memphis, has introduced legislation to overturn the measure.

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