Tennessee Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill which would allow businesses and individuals to discriminate against gays.

State Senator Brian Kelsey and Rep. Bill Dunn, both Republicans, have introduced similarly worded bills in their respective chambers.

“As introduced, permits persons and religious or denominational organizations, based on sincere religious belief, to refuse to provide services or goods in furtherance of a civil union, domestic partnership, or marriage not recognized by the Tennessee Constitution,” the bill's text reads.

A constitutional amendment banning gay marriage was overwhelmingly (81%) approved by voters in 2006.

“Does that mean refuse medical services to an individual in a same-sex couple? Does that mean refuse to sell food to a same-sex couple? How far are they willing to go?” the Tennessee Equality Project, the state's largest LGBT rights advocate, asked in a Facebook post.

At least two other states, Kansas and South Dakota, are considering similar legislation.