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Haslam: No second thoughts on anti-discrimination law

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he encourages businesses to adopt policies banning discrimination against gay and lesbian employees, but, he says he doesn't believe local governments should be able to require those guidelines before companies can contract with them.

The Governor told Channel 3 he hasn't had second thoughts about signing a bill into law that overturns the city's anti-discrimination ordinance.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, "We are not in favor of discrimination at all, but we do think that businesses should be able to set their own policies within federal guidelines and not have local governments telling them what to do."

The Governor said different communities makes for a confusing situation. 

Several large companies publicly announced their opposition to the new measure.

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