Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is speaking
out against a Tennessee law that targets the LGBT community that is
affecting Nashville's economy.
The recently approved law states that
counselors can refuse to treat clients based on their “sincerely
held principles,” a change from the bill's original language of
“sincerely held religious beliefs.”
Opponents say the measure could
negatively impact young LGBT people.
Music City has lost at least three
scheduled events since the bill became law.
“I am deeply concerned about the loss
of revenue to our city because of action taken by the state
told News 2.
Barry added that Nashville is a
“My message to the community of folks
who want to visit Nashville is, 'Come to Nashville,'” she said.
“We are a warm and welcoming place, and we really don't want the
city to be punished for things the state may do. So, we encourage
people to still consider [coming] to Nashville.”