FACT Report: June 20, 2012

HB 600 Lawsuit Dismissed (June 20, 2012)

Last year House Bill six hundred became law in Tennessee.

The law, the first of its kind in the nation, prohibits local governments from imposing on private businesses non-discrimination policies that go beyond the protected classes covered under state and federal law.

Immediately after the law was signed, homosexual activists sued the state claiming the law was an unconstitutional attack on homosexuals, the same kind of argument that has put the definition of marriage in jeopardy

But last week The judge ruled that the case should be dismissed because the plaintiffs weren’t “injured” by a law that simply protects businesses from additional and possibly inconsistent regulation.

The decision can be appealed, but at a time when many wonder if any law homosexual activists don’t like is unconstitutional, this ruling shows that common sense can still prevail.

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