“While the California [Department of Justice] works to protect the rights of all our people, discriminatory laws in any part of our country send all of us several steps back,” Becerra said according to The Hill. “That’s why when California said we would not tolerate discrimination against LGBTQ members of our community, we meant it.”
In response, Tennessee cowered in embarrassment after having been publicly shamed. Oh wait, no, that wasn't their response. In fact, they didn't seem to care very much at all about California's condescension. Here's what they actually said, in a real resolution that was passed and signed by Governor Bill Haslam:
The resolution read:
"Whereas, the ban stems from legislation enacted by Tennessee that allows counselors to refer patients to other counselors who can better meet their goals, which the California State Legislature has judged to be morally reprehensible; and
Whereas, California's attempt to influence public policy in our state is akin to Tennessee expressing its disapproval of California's exorbitant taxes, spiraling budget deficits, runaway social welfare programs, and rampant illegal immigration; and
Whereas, Tennessee is pleasantly surprised that California will not be sending its economic development teams to Tennessee to recruit our businesses, but we can still send our teams to recruit their businesses; and
Whereas, Tennessee is puzzled why California thinks it is a good idea to prohibit its state colleges and universities from...
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