Jamie Hollin has what he’s touting as a solution to HB 600, which bars cities from deciding not to do business with people who discriminate against GLBT folks.
Instead of an outright prohibition against doing business with them, he’s now advocating awarding points to people who have a non-discrimination policy, so that, when they bid on city contracts, that counts in their favor.
I think this is a great idea.
It is not the whole solution.
The state legislature has still, with this bill, codified into law that a person is the sex it says on his or her birth certificate and Tennessee does not allow people to change their birth sex. That will be a nightmare for transgender and intersex people.
We shouldn’t lose sight of that.