Who needs those pesky nondiscrimination statutes? Certainly not Rep. Glen Casada. Hours after a meeting where some 40 Nashville business leaders and Christian conservatives met with Casada and fellow Rep. Jim Gotto to plot how to thwart the "homosexual agenda," Casada told the City Paper's Joey Garrison (who was shut out of the meeting) he's working on a way around those civil-rights nuisances:
State Rep. Glen Casada, a Republican from Franklin, told The City Paper he’s in the process of drafting legislation that would prevent local municipalities from creating laws that force businesses to adhere to certain policies, including nondiscrimination measures. He said he hopes the legislation is drafted by next week.
“It’s up to the local business to decide what they will and will not do,” Casada said of his soon-to-be-filed bill. “The local government won’t be able to implement their morality on our local businesses.”