Senate State and Local Government Committee defeated Senator Jim Kyle’s bill to repeal last year’s House Bill 600 that prohibited local governments from imposing on private sector businesses non-discrimination policies that go beyond the protected classes covered under state and federal law.
The vote was 2 in favor of repealing the law and 6 were opposed.
Those voting in favor of repealing HB 600 were
Those voting not to repeal the law were
- Senator Stacey Campfield
- Senator Mike Faulk
- Senator Bill Ketron
- Senator Jack Johnson
- Senator Mark Norris
- Chairman, Senator Ken Yager
Senator Lowe Finney was not present.
Several homosexual organizations have sued the state to overturn the law; the case is pending.